30 April 2012

Plaça Catalunya

Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona

Plaça Catalunya (or Plaça de Catalunya), the central square of Barcelona.

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27 April 2012

Carrer de Badajoz and Torre Agbar, Barcelona

Carrer de Badajoz, a street in Barcelona. In the background you can see the Torre Agbar, a landmark skyscraper designed by architect Jean Nouvel. It is supposed to look like a geyser rising into the air (which I don't see), though the architect later described it as having a phallic character (which I do see).

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26 April 2012

Ronda del Litoral

Ronda del Litoral, Barcelona

Not sure where in Barcelona I took this photo. Probably on the Ronda del Litoral street. It is 2:30 minutes newer than yesterday's photo of El cap de Barcelona, so it must be nearby.

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25 April 2012

El cap de Barcelona

El cap de Barcelona

El cap de Barcelona, a statue by the famous American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, on the Ronda del Litoral street in Barcelona.

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24 April 2012

Fundació Joan Miró

Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona

The Joan Miró Foundation (or Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani, in full), a museum of modern art in Barcelona. The beautiful white building was designed by architect Josep Lluís Sert.

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23 April 2012

Aerial tram

Telefèric de Montjuïc, Barcelona

Terminal of the aerial tram (or cable car, if you prefer) on the Montjuic Hill in Barcelona. Locally it is known as the Telefèric de Montjuïc. The aerial tram connects the Montjuic Castle with the Barcelona underground.

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19 April 2012


Arcade of Montjuic Castle, Barcelona

Another photo of the Montjuïc Castle in Barcelona. This photo shows the beautiful arcade that runs around the inner court of the castle.

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18 April 2012

Montjuic Castle

Inner court of Montjuic Castle, Barcelona

Another photo of the Montjuic Castle (or Castell de Montjuïc, as it is known locally). This photo is of the inner court, part of which is now in use by a cafe, as you can see.

The weather looks a lot better than on yesterday's photo, even though both photos were taken on the same visit.

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17 April 2012

View from Montjuic Castle

View from Montjuïc Castle, Barcelona

Montjuïc Castle is located on a hill in Barcelona. The castle was built to protect Barcelona against attacks from sea. On the photo you can see part of the wall, and in the background the sea.

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16 April 2012

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

We spent a few days in Barcelona last week, so expect some Barcelona photos over the coming days (or maybe weeks). We kick off today with the opera house of Barcelona, on the famous Rambla boulevard. The building is officially known as the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

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11 April 2012

New developments on the Wilhelmina quay

Wilhelmina quay, Rotterdam

The old Wilhelmina quay in Rotterdam, where the ships of the Holland America Line once set sail to Ellis Island, has been largely redeveloped over the last few years, with new offices and luxury apartments. Development is still continuing, as you can see on the photo.

On the right of the photo, between the two skyscrapers, you can just make out the former head office of the Holland America Line.

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10 April 2012

09 April 2012

05 April 2012


Willemsbrug, Rotterdam

Most photos this week are taken on the Boompjes Boulevard in Rotterdam, along the Meuse river. Today's photo is no exception: A photo of the Willemsbrug bridge over the Meuse, as seen from the Boompjes.

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04 April 2012


Meuse, Rotterdam

Another photo from the Boompjes Boulevard in Rotterdam. This time with our back to the skyscrapers, and facing the river Meuse. On the right we see the Erasmus bridge, connecting the Boompjes boulevard with the Wilhelmina quay.

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03 April 2012


Boompjes, Rotterdam

Skyscrapers along the Boompjes, a boulevard on the bank of the Meuse river in Rotterdam.

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02 April 2012

My first camera

My first camera

Don't laugh: This really is my first camera. I received it from an elderly relative when I was a child.