Thursday, January 21, 2010

Placa Catalunya

Placa Catalunya is a large square in central Barcelona. It has an area of about 50,000 square meters. The plaza is filled with many statues and fountains, although I can't believe I haven't really gotten any good shots of any sculptures, my bad. Placa Catalunya is surrounded by other tourists spots and shopping and dining destinations.
It's just not a square if there are no pigeons to feed, isn't it?
Again people are warned of pickpockets in this place. Three days and three nights of coming here I did not see it packed enough that a pickpocket artist would do his/her thing undetected.
This is looking towards Las Ramblas.
Francesc Macia monument at night.

The fountain at night.

15 comments:

  1. You may have missed pictures of some of the statues, Maria, but you sure got some lovely images of everything else...especially the Francesc Macia monument at night. I love it.

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  2. The Macia monument is a scene-stealer--the sculpture is unique. I enjoyed every photo here...it's a beautiful square. The fountain shot is stunning.

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  3. What a grand place! That white sculpture in the third photo looks photographically inviting to me.

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  4. A fine series of street shots including the night image. They give an interesting view of the place...even the pigeons in such abundance. Fine shooting.

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  5. never mind the sculptures, these are enough for the eyes to feast on.

    btw, yep, eleanor and memphis, si iphone at d40 :)

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  6. So wonderful views of the Placa Catalunya!
    Very beautiful the night images too!
    Happy weekend!

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  7. Look at the number of pigeons there! You would have to buy more packets of food to feed them. :)

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  8. Pigeon galore! Great photos here like always and just by the looks of them, i knew it was a photographer's fun day out.

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  9. Great photos of the Plaça de Catalunya! My favourite is the first shot, just lovely!

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  10. I love all of them and thanks for the tour! I especially like the monuments and fountains. And those numerous pigeons are crazy!

    Looking at the architecture of the buildings and layout of the square, it's easy to see where the design of Intramuros came from, and the central plazas of many of our provincial towns.

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  11. The Macia monument is eye-catching, one of those works-of-art that deserves a second or third look.

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  12. The Macia monument is a stand out. I don't remember seeing photos of this in another sites.

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  13. That's a large square ! The monument pic is pretty :)

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  14. That is a very beautiful square. It looks like you had quite the memorable trip. lovely photos!

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