Pic taken from the Montjuic hill,during a beautiful journey whit Juan Ferragut,showing one of the 2 aerial Barcelona's cableway.
Port Vell Aerial Tramway is in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, crossing Port Vell, Barcelona's old harbour and connecting Montjuïc with Barceloneta.
The tramway starts at Miramar station halfway down the hill of Montjuïc at an altitude of 57 m, passes through the peak of Torre Jaume I which is 107 m high and ends at the top of Torre Sant Sebastià at 86 m, from where an elevator descends to the streets of Barcelona. The ride offers a fine view over Barcelona, the nearby Plaça del Portal de la Pau with the Columbus Monument, Port Vell with its Balearic ferries and the World Trade Centre, and Barceloneta with its Mediterranean beaches. The tramway makes a short stop at Torre Jaume I, allowing passengers to wander around the platform of this tower which was the world's highest aerial lift pylon until 1966, when the Glacial Aerial Tramway Kaprun III opened.
The tramway was intended to be an attraction at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, a World's fair. The Air Rail San Sebastian-Miramar, S.A. was incorporated and obtained the royal licence to build and operate the tramway. The manager of the project was Juan Rodriguez Roda. The towers were designed by the architect Carles Boigas and built by Material para Ferrocarriles y Construcciones S.A.. The tramway was built by Bleichert, at that time a company with a worldwide reputation, which had just completed the Aeri de Montserrat. However, the size of the project was underestimated and the tramway did not open until 12 September 1931.
Initially, the tramway consisted of two sections with two cars each. The cabins travelled from the terminal stations to Torre Jaume I and back, with one haul rope for the total length to move all four cabins.
All hopes for a commercial success of the venture were annihilated in the Great Depression and in the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). Torre Jaume I was used as a look-out and a machine gun post. The tramway was heavily damaged and reduced to the rusting towers. One of the two surviving cabins was transferred to Aeri de Montserrat, which started to operate again in 1940. There were discussions to demolish the installation completely. Eventually, Friedrich Gründel, Bleichert's chief engineer during construction, succeeded in establishing Teleféricos de Barcelona, S.A.. In 1960, Torre Sebastià reopened with a new restaurant at its top, followed two years later by Torre Jaume I. In 1963 the tramway reopened with only two cabins, which travelled along the total length and through the top of Torre Jaume I. After Gründel's death ownership changed several times, commercial returns diminished and the technical status deteriorated. The authorities had decided to close it, when, in 1996, Barcelona decided to redevelop Port Vell and to build the World Trade Centre. The tramway was also renovated and it reopened in 2000.The tramway was built by Bleichert on the Bleichert-Zuegg system with track ropes of 45 mm and a haul rope of 23 mm. There was also an auxiliary rope of 17 mm for a small open service vehicle, which could be used to evacuate the cabins. The total horizontal length is 1303 m with sections of 652 m and 651 m. The cabins take 20 passengers each plus the cabin attendant. Their empty weight is 1350 kg. They are still the original ones, refurbished several times. The line speed is 3 m/s. The electric motor is in Miramar station, the tension weights hang in Torre Sant Sebastià.(source Wikipedia)
IN CIELO TRA TERRA E MARE
Il Transbordador aéreo di Barcellona è un mezzo di trasporto turistico che collega il porto di Barcellona con la montagna del Montjuïc. È una delle teleferiche della città di Barcellona e venne costruita in vista dell'Esposizione Universale del 1929 dall'architetto Carles Buïgas e inaugurata nel 1931.
Il Transbordador attraversa tre stazioni: la Torre Sant Sebastià nel quartiere di Barceloneta, la Torre Jaume I accanto al World Trade Center nel molo di Barcellona, e la stazione Miramar sul Montjuïc.
Per la posizione e il suo percorso, il Transbordador offre la possibilità di godere di un magnifico panorama del centro storico, del porto e delle spiagge del capoluogo catalano.(fonte Wikipedia)
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jacquest (18927) 2013-04-09 15:28
This is an good view of this tranway together with an interesting note. The light gives good colors and the sharpness is excellent, even detailing the passengers faces. The downward view into the port facilities is interesting.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-04-09 15:58
Interesting note for a good capture with perfect sharpness to best appreciate details ( faces of people)
Greetings and congrats
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-04-09 19:37
This is a well thought image filling up the frame with all the elements on earth. The red cable car makes excellent subject in focus in this fine view.
Sonata11 (33961) 2013-04-09 20:50
Very beautiful capture this scene and very interesting composition excellently executed. Tfs. I like it.
All the best,
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emka (100815) 2013-04-10 1:07
Nice view of this red vivid aerial tramway. At first i thought that it is your archive photo but i see you went to Barcelona again. And why not to Rome?:).
I use last time to write some comments before my journey. Probably I will have no time for posting or comments, very busy sightseeing.
baddori (20151) 2013-04-10 2:23
Ottima presentazione la tua. Invidio la tua conoscenza di juan che con Brian rimangono due miei punti fermi . Tu viaggiatore e noi prigionieri in Sardegna dopo le privatizzazioni .... sapessi l'atterraggio (gli) a Genova .
Un piacere seguirti nel mondo .... La qualità non è in discussione come l'acqua fresca ... (di questi tempi dovro cambiare espressione .
dkmurphys (60709) 2013-04-10 3:26
I like this original and dynamic scene. Fine POV, I like it!
snunney (101634) 2013-04-10 4:17
The comprehensive note nicely complements the image, what TE is all about. The gondola is well placed and makes an eye catching focal point, taking the attention away from the parked cars. Good technical presentation.
pajaran (62506) 2013-04-10 4:22
Vrlo interesantan i dobra tekst, o mestu sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na zicaru i pristaniste ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text, the place with the given data and history ...
Nice view on the ski lifts and docks ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Good work and composition, well demonstrated.
Have a nice day, all the best.
JFS (32459) 2013-04-10 4:56
Luciano, Questa foto e propria di un papparazzi! Mi piace molto il tuo punto di vista! Splendida nitidezza!
serp2000 (44688) 2013-04-10 5:11
Good result of TE-meeting in Barcelona. I had a TE-party there too. Well done. But I have seen these red cabins from the ground only. An interesting presentation of this wonderful city in Spain.
Greetings from Russia!
Fis2 (100668) 2013-04-10 5:14
Nice viev, curious POV and composition.
I like frame, colors and sharpness.
Have a nice afternoon
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-10 5:46
a superb capture of this bright red cable car, it stands out so wonderfully in this setting and the diagonal lines make it all the more distinctive, giving us a sense of direction and motion. Perfectly sharp and detailed and I love the "gaggle" of identical cars on the distant rooftop. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (82815) 2013-04-10 6:07
J'aime beaucoup le choix de profondeur de champs de cette composition. L'image est très nette sous toute les plages de profondeur.Le rouge ressort et donne de la texture.
Noel_Byrne (32094) 2013-04-10 8:43
I've never had the pleasure to travel in one of these cable cars, but I would certianly like to. They remind me very much of James Bond films for some reason.
This looks like a very high one too, and love the deep red colour of the carriage,
Thanks for sharing!
Silvio1953 (146643) 2013-04-10 10:05
Ciao Luciano, bella inquadratura della graziosa cabina, interessante panorama urbano a far da sfondo, bravo, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (50800) 2013-04-10 14:35
non riesco neanche a commentarla questa foto, mi gira la testa solo a guardarla.
Quella mezza lattina rossa con la gente dentro, non sembra proprio sicura ;)
L'effetto è davvero efficace ed il resto del panorama urbano, ne aumenta l'impressione.
chris04stop (6805) 2013-04-10 15:33
La foto è valida, soprattutto in quanto ritrae un manipolo di coraggiosi disposti a sfidare la sorte salendo su quell'aggeggio...tu ci sei salito, Luciano? Mi sa di no... Comunque mi sconcerta la presenza di ben 22 auto blu...allora non solo in Italia...giusto?
williewhistler (16398) 2013-04-11 2:18
the bright red cable car stands out very nicely even against the busy background.
Are all the cars the same, save one, in the terminal car park!
Have a good day.
Royaldevon (40292) 2013-04-11 5:26
Such a great shot of the cable car and its environment. I love how well you have positioned the cables in your frame. Your detailed shot gives a very good understanding of what to see in this part of Barcelona.
I went on the other cable car. The one that terminates near the Olympic Centre. Spectacular!
Have a lovely day,
Nicou (145150) 2013-04-11 7:59
quelle belle cabine rouge quel vue et image sueprbe iamge quelle vue quelle compo génial au départ et avec le parking sur le toit du bâtimetn splendide.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (73549) 2013-04-11 9:05
Magnificent red, luciano, on a "busy" picture.
The cable-car cought on mid-air in wonderful sharpness, and clearly i can see people face's inside.
Besides this, the photo show big vessel anchored and an auto-depot woth many new cars in same colors, Ford mondeo's maybe...?
Fine taken from not an easy perspective, to my oppinion.
Cricri (121227) 2013-04-11 10:27
Intéressante scéne bien cadrer dans l'image avec les fils, le rouge attire le regard, beaucoup de détails tout autour, bonne lumière, netteté
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-04-11 12:50
I´ve been three times to Barcelona,but never try out this cableway:(
Great close-up composition with so striking red coloured cable car-it gives really superb contrast to the rest of composition!The scene has also some kind of holiday,relaxing feeling I like!
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-12 0:55
An interesting photo. The clarity, perspective and sharpness very well managed. Very well done.
jhm (155264) 2013-04-12 1:35
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Exactly or the cars on the roof are very sloped, this shall are optional deception.
Everyone in the gondola shall get a lovely view about the city..
Nice architecture image, with warm colours.
Excellent composition, nice captured., TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mjw364 (1400) 2013-04-12 1:48
Great lines across the shot with a good POV but it is the red that cable car that makes the shot contrasting powerfully and holding your eye's attention.
adramad (46944) 2013-04-12 7:50
A very good picture of the cable car, with its red color gives a powerful chromaticism to the composition, I like the diagonal marking cables within the image area, well shown the cabin environment with these flags near the port.
Very good management of the brightness and sharpness.
Enjoy a good weekend.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-04-12 10:00
interessante mezzo di trasporto con sicuramente una bellissima vista sui panorami circostanti.
macjake (69775) 2013-04-12 22:37
i'm surprised the focal length of this one is only 22mm!
the scene has the look of a tele lens, with the bg subjects compressed...or is it just me :)
smart crop, having the wires coming out of the bottom right corner exactly!
those wires and cables make the scene more dynamic as they draw us in visually.
delpeoples (58804) 2013-04-14 2:20
Beh, questa foto non é bella come la tua di oggi, ma la qualitá e technica sono al top, come sempre. Anche le linee diagonale che viene dai angoli sono un testimento alla tua bravura. Il colore rosso domina la scena e contrasta bene con i toni bianchi. Complimenti e ti auguro una bella domenica.
jcpix (13930) 2013-04-14 14:04
What a great perspective, the moment of being suspended in air is felt with this photo, it almost makes my palms sweaty with anxiety and a fear of heights. I really like the colors in this image... red, green, white and blue...it may be Spain, but it feels like Italy! :) Strong, sharp detail along with balanced light makes this a pleasure to view. For a relatively simple and every day action, this is a splendid way to see it happening...very nice composition. Thanks for sharing the vantage point. Have a great day.
Best wishes from the U.S.,
bayno (18344) 2013-04-15 5:13
Ciao Luciano, ho avuto modo di vedere questa funivia o come si chiama l'estate passata....senza però fare un giro su di essa...ero solo di passaggio per ibiza...e infatti vedo le navi che portano lì.....ottima l'inquadratura e i dettagli (si riescono a vedere l'espressioni della gente in cabina), bei colori naturali....
pierrefonds (68103) 2013-04-15 17:35
La cabine est bien placé dans le cadrage. la prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la cabine du téléphérique. L'image est claire et précise. Bonne soirée.
ciakgiak (30431) 2013-04-21 11:33
Sul tema del rosso farebbe furore :)
Un gran bel colpo d'occhio quella cabina rossa, ottima compo!!!
jmdias (65561) 2013-04-22 15:49
interesting view of this tramway. I liked these urban details around with excellent light and sharpness. when I was there I climbed montjuic with my legs.