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Valencia's City of Arts and Science
(Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias)

I still have some shots of this wonderful evening I had in Valencia. On this one, you can see on the foreground the Hemesferic (Armadillo shape) in front of the Science Museum.

The City of Arts and Science in Valencia is fast becoming one of Spain's top tourist attractions. This futuristic "city within a city" must surely rank as one of the world's most exciting and imaginative millennium projects. The entire complex, designed to celebrate the arrival of the 21 st century, looks as though it might have been beamed down to earth from another planet.

Santiago Calatrava, who master-minded most of the complex, says:
" I am proud of the fact that people can walk through and around the main buildings without paying. It is a city to be discovered by promenading."

You can promenade for more than seven kilometres around the complex thanks to the vision of this internationally acclaimed architect, artist and engineer who allowed his imagination free rein when it came to designing one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by his native city.

Many Valencians admit to having visited the arts and science city scores of times without ever having bought an entrance ticket to any of its four star turns: the Hemesferic, the Principe Felipe Science Museum, the Oceanarium and the Reina Sofia Arts Palace.

Extracts from www.spanish-living.com

Hope you will enjoy !

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Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 5D
Firmware : Firmware Version 1.1.0
Shooting Date/Time : 28/12/2007 18:23:43
Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/10Sec.
Av(Aperture Value) : F2.8
Metering Modes : Evaluative metering
Exposure Compensation : -2/3
ISO Speed : 1000
Lens : EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length : 25,0 mm
Image size : 4368 x 2912
Image Quality : RAW
Flash : Off
White Balance : Auto
AF mode : One-Shot AF
Picture Style : Landscape
Color Space : Adobe RGB
File Size : 12649 KB
Drive Mode : Continuous shooting

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