The Parc de la Ciutadella is a park in Ciutat Vella, Barcelona. After its establishment during the mid 19 century, it was for decades the only green area in the city, and hitherto of the most popular. It is located at the northeastern edge of the old town, and hosts within its 70 acres (280,000 m2) the city's substantial zoo (which was home to the famous albino gorilla Snowflake), the Parliament of Catalonia, a lake, some museums, and a fountain of considerable size designed by Josep Fontserè (with perhaps some attributions of the young student Antoni Gaudí, who at this time worked at Fontserès office).
The Cascada (waterfall) is located at the northern corner of the park opposite to the lake. It was first inaugurated in 1881 without sculptures or any meticulous details, and was thereby criticized by the press, after which this triumphal arch was thoroughly amended by the addition of a fountain and some minor attributes, which required six years of construction from 1882 to 1888, and was thenceforth put on display at the Universal Exhibition, and hitherto not been redesigned. It was erected by Josep Fontsére and to a small extent by Antoni Gaudí, who at that time was still an unknown student of architecture. Fontsére aimed to loosely make it bear resemblance to the Trevi Fountain of Rome.
Two enormous pincers of gigantic crabs serve as stairs to access a small podium located in the centre of the monument. In front of it a sculpture (designed by Venanci Vallmitjana) of Venus standing on an open clam was placed. The whole cascade is divided in two levels. From the podium on a path leads to the Feminine Sculpture and to the northeastern corner of the park, and upon following the route down the stairs the fountain's pond is rounded and the southern tip of the artifact is reached.
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lousat (79984) 2012-11-27 3:56
Hi Daniel,beautiful and romantic capture of this conrer of the Barcelona park,great and rich vertical composition,i like the contrast between green and blue,and between the golden staute and the sky,great details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (142085) 2012-11-27 3:57
You found a wonderful pictoresque place in Barcelone with the big fountain.
Also a nice architecture to the rightside.
A splendid perspective and lovely architecture picture.
Excellent done with high quality taken.
A nice composition, also very nice colors and sharpness. TFS.
snunney (87436) 2012-11-27 4:41
A well composed shot making an interesting juxtaposition between the water spout and the gateway. A pleasantly lit image with good colours and sharpness.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-11-27 4:47
Ola Daniel ,
Bonita foto neste parque da cidadela , gostei dos tons de verde em primeiro plano em contraste com o céu azul , bonitos detalhes de arquitetura especialmente a carruagem dourada no alto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (64155) 2012-11-27 5:18
J'ai beaucoup aimé visiter ce parc barcelonais. Ici, le point de vue est superbe et le cadrage magnifique. La lumière est très belle.
sabermonajati (9923) 2012-11-27 6:15
amazing frame from fountain and statue you captured.
Nicou (126490) 2012-11-27 7:05
quelle fontaine e tiamge quio accompagne aprfaitemetn l'ensemble sueprbe cpatage et iamge avec l'édiffice qui suit quel décor et compo.
bravo et amitié
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-11-27 7:30
sono certo di rivedere i tuoi bei lavori su FB, ti aspetto. Grazie per tutte le tue belle critiche e per la condivisione delle tue splendide foto.
Un caro abbraccio
timecapturer (49288) 2012-11-27 7:53
a beautiful place beautifully photographed. Your composition and light management here make this so attractive. Looks very Roman and I did think at first it was that capital as you have posted a lot of shots from there. Captivating image.
Regards - Brian.
smash2707 (3320) 2012-11-27 8:08
Your shot looks like a postcard. Nice colors, light, sharpness. Well balanced composition. TFS
Gigidusud (17353) 2012-11-28 3:15
Beautiful photo from this park with a nice architecture,nice contrast of colors and great reflections on the lake.I like a lot!
Have a nice day.
lpi (4857) 2012-11-28 6:42
un joli point de vue sur cette très belle fontaine!
J'aime bien les couleurs de ton shot.
Cricri (109843) 2012-11-28 11:11
Très jolie présentation du parc avec la mousse en avant plan, les jets d'eau et la vue sur monument aux statues dorées, des couleurs et une lumière agréable
Silvio1953 (127036) 2012-11-28 11:17
Ciao Daniel, great view of lovely place, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mauro61 (52631) 2012-11-28 12:14
ben ripreso questo angolo con i pregevoli giochi d'acqua delle fontane.
Perfetta la scelta del taglio per questo genere di immagine,
wolf38 (31282) 2012-11-28 21:56
Hello Daniel. Overall, a very harmonious and beautiful photo. Everything in this successful mix has its ideal place. Well seen and presented. Best rgds, Wolfgang.
claudeD (34466) 2012-11-30 5:22
very good picture with an excellent composition. I like the perfect sharpness and clarity of the shot.A picture with much atmosphere. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
SWEETFREEDOM (23086) 2012-11-30 11:39
excellent presentation and subject, i like the vertical format and contrast of colors.
fds (8696) 2012-12-02 9:37
dear friend a very nice postcards from barcellona with great colors and very impressive sky