Breathtaking Barcelona with the OMD

March 07, 2014  •  2 Comments

It is no secret that I have a passion for everything Spanish and for many years my wife and I have wanted to visit the costal city of Barcelona. I can certainly say the wait was worth while. With my go to street camera packed (OM-D E-M5) and my wife's Stylus 1 we set-off exploring the city. Whilst we only had only 48 hours in Barcelona we were keen to try and see as much as we could. 

Architectural mix of Barcelona's skyline

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It was soon clear to see that Gaudi's amazing architectural talent was present whichever way you looked, the city has an amazing mixture of traditional spanish town houses, modern shapes and historical architecture. When you look around through squinted eyes the city is full of amazing shapes and textures.

STY20036STY20036OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Selfie time.

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The next set of images captured the essence of local life in Barcelona.

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OMD10214OMD10214OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Finally we arrived at La Paradeta a typical spanish restaruant (recommended by good friend Gordon Laing) With locals queuing out the door I had a feeling we were going to be in for a treat and I wasn't wrong. As you walk in you are presented with the fish counter, you select your fish and how much you would like, it then gets shipped into the kitchen were it is cooked tapas style and served to you in portions throughout your sitting. If you are a fish lover and you are visiting Barcelona you must visit this restaurant. Thanks Gordon.

OMD10154OMD10154OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Barcelona is a city which has amazing architecture, food and people and I can't wait to visit again. 


Comments

Chris Hall(non-registered)
A fantastic city for photography! Your photos brought back some very happy memories!
Chris Semmens(non-registered)
Hi James
Thanks for the info and photos. The city looks amazing. I will try and get there with the family this year.

PS Happy Birthday


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