This giant goldfish has become one of the symbols of post-Olympic Barcelona and looks as if it is bobbing along on the waters of the Mediterranean. The sunlight is reflected in the scales of this sculpture that presides over the waterfront of the Olympic Marina and Barcelona’s beaches.
In 1992, the pristine Olympic Barcelona was transforming its seafront. A new Olympic Marina was taking shape, presided over by its twin towers. On one side stood the Mapfre Tower; on the other was the Hotel Arts. Frank Gehry placed his fish sculpture at the foot of the hotel. The animal is 56 metres long and 35 metres high and seems to be longing to jump into the blue waters of the Mediterranean.
The sculpture was made from intertwining gilded stainless steel strips supported by a metal structure, its gentle, subtle form marked by its intense gold colour. The interplay between the rays of the sun and skin creates the impression of scales, depending on the intensity of the light, and accentuates the organic form of this vast sculpture. The Fish can be seen from Barceloneta Beach and the Olympic Marina, and has become one of the city’s best-loved iconic landmarks.
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madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-10-25 2:36
very simple but good shot...
nice low POV...
very peaceful place...
superb clarity & colour contrast..
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-25 3:49
modern Barcelona is so different now to the one I visited in my youth. So many amazing buildings and I suppose the Olympics changed it a lot. This is a superb view of this part of the city and and an intriguing note to accompany it.
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (80608) 2012-10-25 6:04
J'aime beaucoup comment l'image est découpée. Cette longue langue de sable donne beaucoup de profondeur à l'ensemble. Les gratte ciel se découpent parfaitement sur ce beau ciel bleu.
Nicou (143028) 2012-10-25 6:46
quel cadrage à nouveau sueprbe sur ce^s bâtiments moderne fantastique image et captage avec ce sable en premier plan quelle vue sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
claudeD (39195) 2012-10-25 9:01
very nice view from Barcelona with a good clarity and excellent colors.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-10-25 9:34
another scene of Gehry´s fish .I like it very much!Especially this low POV with the sand almost coming out of the frame.Really nice looking visual effect.Brilliant composition!
Have a nice evening
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-25 13:24
The perspective is marvelous and i like also the low pov. Excellent colours and sharpness. Barcelona has the most impressive architecture.
Have a nice evening,