Homage to swimming by Alfredo Lanz

The homage to swimming monument on the Barceloneta beach in Barcelona early in the morning when nobody is about

Spanish artist Alfredo Lanz has 2 sculptures on display near Barcelona’s waterfront. The better known and largest of the two is Homage to swimming (Catalan: Homenatge a la Natació) which is located in Plaça del Mar square next to the Barceloneta and Sant Sebastià beaches. The Olympic disciplines of water polo, diving, crawl and synchronised …

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Tossa de Mar – History, Sand and Sunshine on the Costa Brava

The fortified medieval town of Tossa de Mar (La Vila Vella) and the long sandy beach. A sunny day on the Costa Brava, Spain.

Situated on the southernmost part of the Costa Brava, the charming seaside resort of Tossa de Mar is a popular day trip from Barcelona. Tossa’s attractions include sandy beaches and a picturesque old town whose narrow streets are lined with restaurants and bars. Not to mention the impressive 12th century medieval castle or Vila Vella. Once …

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Cadaqués and Salvador Dalí’s House in Portlligat

If you ask most Barcelona locals to name the most beautiful village on the Costa Brava, the chances are that they will say Cadaqués. Set in a sheltered bay on the southern side of the Cap de Creus peninsula, this small town was once a busy port who’s economy was based on fishing, wine-making and …

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El Pont del Petroli – Badalona

The 275m Pont del Petroli Jetty in Badalona

The 275m Pont del Petroli was constructed in the 1960s by the CAMPSA oil company. Originally used for unloading oil tankers, the jetty was abandoned in the 1990s and soon became popular with local SCUBA divers. In 2003 Badalona City Council purchased and refurbished the jetty adding a weather station at the far end. In 2009 …

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Frank Gehry’s Golden Fish Sculpture

The giant fish sculpture which was designed by Frank Gehryy for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics

The 52m long golden fish sculpture El Peix is one of the best known and most striking landmarks on Barcelona’s seafront. It’s gold coloured stainless steel surface shines under the Mediterranean sun and changes appearance depending on the angle of the sun and the current weather conditions. The fish statue was built for the 1992 Barcelona …

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You’ve Just Gotta Love The Weather !

Winter sunshine on a deserted beach at Montgat with views to Barcelona.

As the North of Europe freezes under a blanket of snow Barcelona enjoys a bit of winter sunshine! I took this photo on the beach at Montgat on the way home from work today. Even though the temperature is only about 13 degrees Centigrade it’s nice to have a quick stroll along a deserted beach …

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