Plaça de Catalunya: the heart of Barcelona

posted on 1st of february, 2017

A week ago I decided to get some images of the fountains at the Plaça de Catalunya the most popular square of the capital of Catalonia my tiny country which is on it´s way struggling for independence.
As it was raining but still a rather bright day I tried my new neutral density filter to get long exposure images, the results were not bad but later on during the evening, when the fountains were illuminated in purple colors, I went back to try my luck again. I found the night-view photos much more interesting than the ones made with daylight and decided to upload them.




The difficulty I found was the persistent rain which forced me to try to protect the flat 40 mm pancake lens from raindrops...

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Posted by Ctmphotog on February 07, 2017
Nice images! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Physi28 on February 02, 2017
Thanks for your kind comments Osmar01 and the rest!
Posted by Osmar01 on February 02, 2017
Very nice photos! I visited Barcelona and it's fantastic! Ciao

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Fortified towns of Catalonia: Montfalco Enmurallat

posted on 1st of february, 2017

Among the many fortified towns of Catalonia, Montfalco Enmurallat is one of the best conserved and spectacular ones, it is a walled town and castel with first historic references from the eleventh century and with no buildings beyond the walls. It is located in the comarca of Lleida and surrounded by vast fields with a predominance of wheat production.

A very recomendable restaurant in the same center of the town allows the visitor to enjoy a memorable day submerging himself in the historic and cultural past of Catalonia and Europe while enjoying the traditional catalan dishes and wines.



Comments (3)

Posted by Nansaidh on February 02, 2017
Beautiful location and shots!
Posted by Anniethingspossible36 on February 01, 2017
Looks an interesting place to visit
Posted by TheSlowWalkers on February 01, 2017
Nice images, it looks like a great place to visit.

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Going back in time

posted on 7th of february, 2017

Life for innocent villagers during the middle-age was tough, roaming bandits, looting troops of neighbouring war-lords and coming under the crossfire of the wars of powerful and land-hungry kingdoms kept people under constant danger of loosing properties and even worse, their lifes.
Were and how to build a new village using natural conditions was basic and the guys of Castellfollit de la Roca chose well indeed.

High towering basalt cliffs and the confluence of two rivers, the Fluvia and the Tornell flowing deep down on two of the three sides of the place made a successfull attack on their homes rather complicated.

First references mention "Kastro Fullit" in 1096 and "Kastro-Follito" reappears again in 1100, sine then many bloody battles have been fought here.

Nowadays times are thankfully...

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Posted by Onime on February 11, 2017
awesome images & places :)
Posted by Steveacer on February 08, 2017
Fantastic images and very interesting insight.

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