Shiny Barcelona

Sagrada pipes

Organ pipes, Sagrada Familia

 

Barcelona is one of my favourite cities. Culled from my archives are these images that remind me just how shiny and beautiful it is.

Palau de la Musica

Palau de la Musica

 

Port Olympic

Port Olimpic, with Frank Gehry Fish sculpture

 

Goldfish

Close up of Fish sculpture

 

Shiny wrappers

Candy under shiny wraps

 

I’m looking forward to returning one day.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny

Where I love to wander …

 

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Wide open spaces

Water +

Antiquity +

Sacred spaces +

Select cities =

My wanderlust

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

(Missing from this gallery Paris and London as images are not to be found. Guess it’s time to wander across the pond again.)

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2017

Harmony in Diversity

Harmony

Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

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As a singer I am enthralled by harmony. It is the core of my musical experience. For 12 seasons I was a soprano member of the world-renown Toronto Mendelssohn Choir ~ one of the highlights of my life so far.

What always amazed me was how 180 people from diverse walks of life and experience could come together and perform the works of the great composers ~ Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Vaughan Williams, Handel, et al ~ in perfect harmony. Our love for music the common ground upon which we walked to create moving moments in the choral repertoire ~ for the audience and for ourselves.

The rich texture of our individual lives coloured our voices, which the conductor then sculpted into the beautiful, warm, clear sound for which the choir is famous.

Harmony III

Similarly, these images depict the organ pipes of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. They illustrate how diverse textures and materials, when crafted by expert hands, can work in harmony to produce unimaginable visual beauty.

Visiting this great church has been one of the highlights of my travels thus far.

Harmony II

For me where there is harmony, whether in nature or in those things crafted by the loving intention of the human heart, there is peace.

I love harmony.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2016

Cutting Edge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

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Intricate

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As a detail-oriented person myself, I appreciate intricacy.

This is a display unit for a shop in Barcelona that sells … well … you get the picture. 😉

So beautifully intricate and functional. An appropriate artistic rendering in a city steeped in art.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Orange … Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

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Sagrada Orange

The stained glass of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is stunning. Its rich colours warm and embracing. Little wonder my thoughts turned to this beautiful church for a spot of orange.

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Sagrada Orange II

The area around the organ is surrounded by plexiglass. I suspect this acts as a baffle, but it also has its place as a mirror for all that gorgeous orange stained glass.

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Sagrada Orange III

Everywhere you are, there it is.

Perhaps orange is the new black. 😉

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Container of Containers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

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Container for containers

A colourful candy boutique in beautiful Barcelona ~ an enticing container of containers.

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Bow tied

Sweet treats in pretty packages stacked in pleasant displays lure us in to sample the decadent delights.

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Fuzzy Valentine

Something special for your funny Valentine?

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Candy Contained

Even simple plastic wrap gives an impression of towering gold.

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Needless to say, we did not leave empty handed. 😉

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

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