I’m not sure what I like best, traveling, or travel photography. Travel helps us make a connection to people we meet along our journey, discovering new cultures, lifestyles, food, history, and religions. We take in all we see, smell, taste, hear, and feel. . . forever changing us. We return from our journey with a new perspective on the world in which we live. So for many of us travel is all about exploring, discovering, and growing as well as recreation and a break from the routine. However, capturing images of all we see, smell, taste, hear, and feel gives us such a unique opportunity to practice so many different genres of photography and we get to relive our travel experience all over again when we get home!
My wife and I have planned what we call our annual Europe Trek for the past several years. Of course I love to capture all of our meaningful moments as we explore new destinations. This year’s travels took us to Northern Spain where we explored three of Spain’s most popular cities. We thoroughly enjoyed discovering the Spanish culture, food, and hospitality. In this first in a series of posts, here is a short photography travelogue of our Barcelona adventure.
Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city and is the capital of the autonomous Catalunya region in northeastern Spain. Barcelona is full of life in narrow Barri Gotic alleys, along pedestrian boulevards, the most famous called La Rambla, and on several beautiful beaches just a short bus ride from city center. Remarkable discoveries and photo opportunities are at your every turn.
The Ciutat Vella (Old City) is made for touring on foot, full of winding streets and secluded squares where diners enjoy the food and people watching.
Of course sampling the food was a highlight of our Spanish adventure, and there no better place to do this than a locals Tapas Bar!
Barcelona’s modern art and architecture is best seen at Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia Basilica. You must see this amazing place when visiting Barcelona. The Basilica is still under construction and is expected to be completed in 2021.
Barcelona is a beautiful city just to walk around and discover all sorts of remarkable images to capture and take back home with you.
Stay tuned for a travelogue of our next Spanish City. . . Pamplona.
Keep discovering and exploring, and may the remarkable photos always be yours.