La Barceloneta is a neighborhood in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The neighborhood was constructed during the 18th century for the residents of the Ribera neighborhood who had been displaced by the construction of the Ciudadela of Barcelona. The neighborhood is roughly triangular, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Moll d'Espanya of Port Vell, and the El Born neighborhood. The neighborhood is serviced by its own stop on the Barcelona Metro. Torre Sant Sebastià is the terminus of the Port Vell Aerial Tramway; opened in 1931, it connects La Barceloneta with Montjuïc across Port Vell.
La Barceloneta's beach gained notoriety as "the best urban beach in the world" and overall "third best beach in the world", according 2005 Travel Channel show Worlds Best Beaches.
La Barceloneta is known for its sandy beach (which made an appearance in Don Quixote, book 2) and its many restaurants and nightclubs along the boardwalk. Over the past several years the quality of the sand on the beach has become a source of continued controversy. In February 2008, the World Health Organisation began an inquiry designed to ascertain whether the sand meets WHO beach health and safety guidelines.
Amongst the attractions on Barceloneta's beach are German artist Rebecca Horn's "Homenatge a la Barceloneta" monument, and, where the beach gives way to the Port Olimpic, Frank Gehry's modern "Peix d'Or" sculpture.
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Nicou (120328) 2012-11-26 4:47
quelle compo noctrune sur la plage sueprbe cpatage avec ces belle lumière qui sicntillent et la vue en fond sur ces bâtiment moderne sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
timecapturer (47952) 2012-11-26 5:05
this amazing building is a favourite on TE, but you have captured it so differently. Love the light and atmosphere in this shot it has enticing sweeping lines and a real sense of wonder about it. Well done!
Have a great week - regards Brian.
Sergiom (58617) 2012-11-26 5:24
La plage est bien belle à cet endroit et prise à l'heure bleu elle dégage quelque chose de calme et de lumineux. J'aime beaucoup l'alignement des lumières qui donne de la profondeur.
delpeoples (52999) 2012-11-26 5:38
I do not see enough of your Blue Hour photos. They are sensational, I wish you would post more. I love the vertical frame, the soft light and powdery blues. The line of lights provides a wonderful perspective and guides the eye around the photo so well.
Great job, happy day
claudeD (32045) 2012-11-26 5:55
interesting blue hour shot from Barcelona with a very good light managment.I like view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
holmertz (40049) 2012-11-26 7:31
You have captured a fantastic light and managed to combine the fine light and colours with an interesting view.
amaryllis (34407) 2012-11-26 9:49
une belle composition à l'heure bleue et belle perspective de cette plage avec lumières et personnes profitant des derniers instants d'une belle météo
merci de ce partage
JFS (32459) 2012-11-26 10:08
Despite the cranes i like your shot very much, it reminds me a summer night...The light is very nice too.
siudzi (33047) 2012-11-26 12:39
Lovely post of this amazing view captured during a blue hour. Like the soft and nice color contrast between the sky and street lamps. Well seen and done. TFS.
Silvio1953 (120522) 2012-11-26 12:39
Ciao Daniel, fascinating blue hour, great perspective on fantastic architecture, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-11-27 3:54
That big blue sky is so appealing and contrast with the brown sand. That's a timely add with the wonderful hour you capture the image.. I love the skyscraper in BG.
Have a nice evening,
Cricri (105215) 2012-11-27 8:28
Jolie prise a l'heure bleu, belle vue sur le batiment moderne, le coin de la mer, l'ambiance agréable des personnes sur le sable et la perspective des lumières
mayjayne (3429) 2012-11-28 1:49
I stayed at La Barceloneta when I was in Barcelona, and you have captured the beach and its atmosphere well. Excellent sharpness and light management.
abmdsudi (42540) 2012-11-28 7:08
There is an excellent exposure control here with good detail hightlights in shadow area while the brightest light is not blown up. Good crop and perpsective at blue hou, nice coloring and contrast with enough strong elements. Fine night shot, Congrats.
marabu61 (8139) 2012-11-28 7:20
Wonderful blue hour shot and that skyscraper in the background is amazing.
Did you use a extreme wide angle lens or why is the sea sloping so hard to the left? It looks as if the mediterranian sea wants to drain itself.
have a good time
efi (5213) 2012-11-28 8:08
i had a look to your photos and can say that you have got the spirit and estetique lik this one..bravoo