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June 7–9: miscellaneous

An assortment, starting out with a typical walk to studio from the apartment.

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This is the northeast corner of the Rambla del Raval where the Carrer de l'Hospital leads away, easily identifiable by the gull hovering permanently high overhead.

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The south side of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans/Biblioteca de Catalunya complex, instantly recognizable by its masonry.

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Emerging onto the main Rambla from Carrer de l'Hospital, looking straight across down the Carrer de la Boqueria.

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I think this is a side street, the northwest end of the Carrer del Vidre, leading into a back corner of the Plaça Reial.

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Just about to emerge into the Plaça.

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The grand northeast arcade of the Plaça Reial.

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And the southeast arcade, with a glimpse of the Rambla at the end.

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Then a glimpse of color fields down the Carrer Nou de Sant Francesc.

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Palimpsest of floors, walls, and stairs on the opposite side of the same widening.

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The precipitous climb into studio.

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Back home after dark, we hung out on the roof in the moonlight.

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In these long-exposure shots the saturated colors of the city night are clarified: green street light, red clouds, blue sky.

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Moon over Montjuïc.

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An ominous antenna sky.

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The even more ominous stairwell on the way back down.

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In studio, experiments with solids and voids.

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We went to see the remains of the Roman Temple of Augustus, just off the north corner of the Plaça de Sant Jaume, in this minty space.

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I've forgotten anything we learned about the history of the surrounding building, but it looks like it could be of Gothic (or neo-Gothic) vintage. I rather like the juxtaposition of the slender arch columns and the gigantic Temple column.

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A lovely bench niche.