Photographer's Note

I went to see the Magic Fountain in Barcelona, because some friends invited me to. I arrived at the metro station of Placa Espanya and saw this image while I was climbing the steps towards the Palau Nacional de Montjuic.

The Magic Fountain, or Font Magica, is a spectacular display of lights and music. The water dances to the rythm of the music (Barcelona by Montserrat Caballé and Freddy Mercury, among others)

"The Font Mŕgica or Magic fountain was part of a project built for the 1929 Universal Exhibition. The exhibition took place on Montjuďc. The project, designed by the engineer Carles Buigas consisted of a series of cascades and fountains between the Palau National, the main exhibition center on the Montjuďc, and the Plaça d'Espanya at the foot of the hill.

After many years of disuse, the fountain was in a bad state, but it was restored for the 1992 Olympic games, which were held on Montjuďc."

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