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National Day of Catalonia, September 11 – Barcelona

This was my second visit to the beautiful city of Barcelona. I had originally planned to visit Prague, but I found that I needed some downtime and was drawn back to this city for some reason. I ended up staying in Barcelona for 2 weeks, which turned out to be the best decision I’ve made in awhile.

Between the nearby sea, the people, the sights, and the food, it was easy to enjoy 2 full weeks. Who knows, I might just have to go back a third time someday soon. Enjoy this first installment of my photos from Barcelona. 

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My AirBnB host (far right) during The National Day of Catalonia.

 

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Such a sight to see on my first full-day in Barcelona. The flag of Catalonia.

 

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Gearing up for monumental gathering of Catalans and their supporters.

 

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Gathering for the Pro-Independence rally. The Guardian reported 1.5 million people present.

 

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Kids: the original selfie stick.

 

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Serious media coverage.

 

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Sagrada Família by day, just a short walk from my AirBnB room.

 

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A remarkable masterpiece in the midst of construction.

 

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Even after 9 months in Europe, I’m still struck by the beauty of some roundabouts.

 

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Draped support for Catalonia.

 

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Barcelona will make your head spin in the best kind of ways.

 

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Just a park. Oh wait, it’s a park which is also a roundabout. I heart Spain.

 

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Potential pedal power in central Barcelona.

 

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Quite a few Hen/Bachelorette parties in Barcelona. Ladies flying from the UK for the sun.

 

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A perfect Sunday in Barcelona with the Arc de Trimof in the background.

 

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African Mask: Museum of World Cultures of Barcelona. Free admission on Sundays.

 

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Note to self: Travel to SE Asia (Preferably ASAP). Museum of World Cultures of Barcelona.

 

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A well-spent day. Just wandered the streets on my own under the sun.

 

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Cathedral of Barcelona.

 

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Shades. Where’s Waldo?

 

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My adopted neighborhood for 10 days.

 

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Love birds. 

 

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Striking blue skies and architecture. 

 

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I seemed to see something new everyday.

 

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Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.

I’m working up the courage to capture more photos of people. This is something I’m not totally comfortable with, as it raises a lot of questions for me. Personal space, respect, and privacy are the initial ones. Although street photography is something that I’m drawn to, I’m still determining how close I’d like to get to people with my camera.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on photography people in public spaces. People are such a big part of my travels, but sometimes I find that constantly taking photos can compromise the quality of time spent together. 

Photography note: All photos were taken with a Nikon D3200 HDSLR camera with AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm lens.(I still don’t really know what all of that means, but there you go.) Only edits made were minor crops and resizing.

Barcelona Photoessay: Part I (25 Photos)
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2 thoughts on “Barcelona Photoessay: Part I (25 Photos)

  • October 23, 2015 at 5:56 pm
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    beautiful Barcelona!!! <3 one item on my bucket list! 😀

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    • October 25, 2015 at 6:32 pm
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      I highly recommend visiting Barcelona, Karrie! Hope you enjoyed the photos.

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