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Welcome to the Future in Valencia

Walk through the grounds of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia and you will think your on the set of a Logan’s Run (yes I’m dating myself) or Blade Runner (except much brighter).

Far away from the beautiful old town is Valencia’s most important modern tourist destination. The complex houses a planetarium; an IMAX theatre; an Aquarium; a botanical garden; a science museum; an Opera house and a few other surprises. The buildings themselves and the grounds are spectacular and well worth the visit.

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Spain, Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences, complex, architecture, modern city, travel

Spain, Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences, complex, architecture, modern city, travel

Spain, Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences, complex, architecture, modern city, travel

Spain, Valencia, City of Arts and Sciences, complex, architecture, modern city, travel

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A Different View

A couple of weeks ago I posted “Blue Garden View” from Park Guell in Barcelona. Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece has an endless amount of beautiful photographic spots and all one has to do is simply move to the other side of the house.

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Barcelona, Spain, Park Guell, Antoni Gaudi, blue, window, architecture

La Rambla

Everyone told me it was touristy…they were right. I was told it was crowded…correct. I was warned that the restaurants and stores were expensive…yup. But to go to Barcelona and not take a stroll on La Rambla now that would be a missed opportunity. Everyone should experience it at least once.

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Barcelona, Spain, La Rambla, architecture, tourists, travel

After the Rain

When we arrived at Parc Guell (after a gruelling uphill climb) it was cloudy and raining. Parc Guell is beautiful but it absolutely radiates in the sunshine. Luckily a half hour after arriving the clouds dispersed and the sun came out.

It had already stopped racing but people still had their umbrellas out. This image with its bright skies, people holding umbrellas and the partial view of the park with the sea beyond, I felt was a good candidate for a digital painting. After processing this in Lightroom I used Topaz Detail and Topaz Impression to create the final image.

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Barcelona, Spain, Park Guell, Antoni Gaudi, architecture, digital painting

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