June 7–9: miscellaneous
An assortment, starting out with a typical walk to studio from the apartment.
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.
The south side of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans/Biblioteca de Catalunya complex, instantly recognizable by its masonry.
Emerging onto the main Rambla from Carrer de l'Hospital, looking straight across down the Carrer de la Boqueria.
I think this is a side street, the northwest end of the Carrer del Vidre, leading into a back corner of the Plaça Reial.
Just about to emerge into the Plaça.
The grand northeast arcade of the Plaça Reial.
And the southeast arcade, with a glimpse of the Rambla at the end.
Then a glimpse of color fields down the Carrer Nou de Sant Francesc.
Palimpsest of floors, walls, and stairs on the opposite side of the same widening.
The precipitous climb into studio.
Back home after dark, we hung out on the roof in the moonlight.
In these long-exposure shots the saturated colors of the city night are clarified: green street light, red clouds, blue sky.
Moon over Montjuïc.
An ominous antenna sky.
The even more ominous stairwell on the way back down.
In studio, experiments with solids and voids.
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.
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.
A lovely bench niche.