Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lights and Shadow

Just off the popular and touristy Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, lies a wonderful and elegant plaza known as the Placa Reial. The large open space with palm trees and lampposts designed by famed architect, Antoni Gaudi, provides a respite from the hawkers and souvenir vendors along the Ramblas.

Surrounding the plaza are arched walkways fronting the stores, taverns and restaurants. Some walkways are filled with tables for outdoor dining ranging from take-away resting spots to white tablecloths.

While walking through the plaza I noticed the repetition of the shadows on the columns created by the sun shining behind the hanging light fixtures. It took a few return trips to the Placa Reial to capture the shot I envisioned, but I think it was worth the wait.

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