Always wanted to know more about Spain’s second largest and definitely most cosmopolitan city? You got served now. Get into the visual groove of things and enjoy the moving images of the city’s boulevards, historic alleys, Modernista buildings, cuisine, inimitable style and contemporary culture in these 4 visual collages: An approximation to Barcelona, Barcelona Go!, Time Lapse – Barcelona and Barcelona Visual.
Barcelona has a lot more to offer than the Ciutat Vella, the old city, where 80% of the tourists spend their money. Old city neighbourhoods like Born, the Gothic Quarter and the Raval (and The Rambla, the tree-lined pedestrian thoroughfare in between) can have certainly their charm, but they are also packed with people. Instead opt to explore other neighbourhoods like Gracia, Eixample, Poble Sec and Poblenou. Although every neighbourhood has it’s virtues, festas and particularities. It is always good to check the city of Barcelona website’s featured events page to get a feel for what’s going on: guia.bcn.cat . There is no real down season in Barcelona, it’s all the way from January till December.
An approximation to Barcelona by travel web TV
“Barcelona GO!” is a visual created by Shanghai-based photographer Rob Whitworth. Whitworth captures the Catalan capital using a process of “flow-motion,” which seamlessly combines elements of the hyperlapse and infinite zoom techniques for a free-flowing tour around the city. This two-minute video required 26,014 shots and 363 hours to create.
Barcelona Visual is an original way to discover 50 classic icons of Barcelona. Barcelona Visual is part of a major project, called Visual Cities created by Maria Diamantes, a Barcelona studio founded by Clara Mercader.
Time Lapse – Barcelona
A colourful and captivating visual project by Barcelona native David Yebra using the technique of “time lapse”. It took 12,000 photographs and a selection of different locations in the city of Barcelona to finish the project.
Time Lapse – Barcelona 2012 a project by David Yebra, a curious for visual creativity.