An attempt to help an ailing building by acupuncture? Black magic? Voodoo? An installation? The building seemed to be in pretty good nick; if it was acupuncture it apparently worked. Perhaps it is white magic?


But then, the building is found in Barcelona, and therefore I recon it’s an art project. Isn’t it a bit of a twist to it though? And isn’t it a bit of an odd ball thing to do to a facade?

The image is ridgy-didge black and white, tri-x you know, no layers, no masks, no conversions, no filters, no nothing.

Art on the roof?

Chimneys – works of art?

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Let Gaudi loose and you could get chimneys like this. Or at least you could have gotten chimneys like this a century ago if you had the money to commission him to design your building and if you lived in Barcelona. The whole building – Casa Batlló, is a work of art.

The colours are no mistake or result of post processing. I went all analogue during a weekend in Barcelona and had loaded the camera with Revolog film when we went to Casa Batlló. I rather liked the result – it sort of went well with the subject.

More Gaudi:

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This is under the roof though – captured inside Sagrada Familia with my home made pinhole camera laying flat on the floor for about a minute or so.


Break in Barcelona

We had an extended week-end break in Barcelona last week.  The city is full of wonderful buildings from Roman times and onwards. What caught my eyes in particular was the works by avant-garde architects from 100 years ago (Gaudi, Domenech etc). Much of what they did would most likely be considered as daring avant-garde today too. These buildings are, of course, one of the attractions that bring over 7 million tourists to Barcelona annually. The Sunday was worldwide pinhole day for 2014, so I brought my home made pinhole camera along:

Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

The construction of the cathedral of Sagrada familia started over 100 years ago and is still on-going. A true masterpiece by Gaudi. One of the tourist traps that isn’t a trap and that truly leaves you speechless of admiration.

Hospital de Sant Pau

Hospital de Sant Pau

No, a hospital does not need to be an austere box. Hey – any architects out there? A building can be both beautiful and functional.

Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter

To the left there’s a piece of the Roman city wall. I love the feeling of history in cities like this. An extended week-end in Barcelona is just too short, I must return.

All images shot using my home made pinhole camera using Shanghai GP3 film.