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Beautiful Barcelona – street photography selection

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I’m just back from a short trip to Barcelona, a city I fell in love with a couple of years ago. This time I was there to visit my sister so I got to see different parts of the large, sprawling city that I hadn’t seen before, and that means more street photography opportunities!

Even though I brought my DSLR, as usual, I found myself using my phone to capture most images. I have a Huawei p9, and no, this is definitely not a sponsored post or anything, but its camera is so good that I find myself taking less DSLR pics, especially during a city break where much of my snapping takes place as I’m walking.

The same thing happened in Ibiza and Jordan, which was such a surprise to me, because I’ve never been satisfied with my camera phone before. There have been so many missed opportunities and stressful moments looking at grainy photos taken in low light, so being able to take good photos on my phone is such a novelty!

Here are a couple of recent photos I captured in Barcelona over a few days. I hope you like them!

 

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One of the many things I love about Barcelona is the mix of beautiful, grand, European architecture and squares, and the warren-like streets of Raval and the Gothic Quarter. It’s the combination of the two that makes the city so exciting.

barcelona street photography - gothic street - the traveloguer travel blog

I was most excited about seeing La Boqueria food market again. Wandering the dark halls filled with all my favourite foods (cured meat, cheese, seafood, smoothies, etc) was a highlight of both my trips to Barcelona!

barcelona street photography - la boqueria market - the traveloguer travel blog

Barcelona is such a sprawling city. The last time I was here, I got a tour bus all around the city and really got a sense of just how large it is. I was happy to visit my sister in her little part of the city this time, because I got to explore a new pocket of Barcelona.

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No trip to Barcelona would be complete without taking at least a moment to gaze at one of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces. Pictured below is Casa Vincens, located on Carrer de les Carolines.

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I was in Barcelona a little over a month after the terror attack on La Rambla.

La Rambla is one of Barcelona’s most well known walkways and is a magnet for tourists. I was curious to see how the busy avenue was dealing with the tragic aftermath of the horrific event.

 

My sister told me that in the days after the attack, La Rambla was strewn with shrines to the dead. People lit candles and left flowers in memory of those who lost their lives. When I returned to La Rambla, most of the shrines were gone, and everything looked normal, except for the trees.

People had scrawled messages of love, support and solidarity on the barks. Seeing the black marker scribbles against the backdrop of people carrying on with their days — workers going to the office, tourists wandering around snapping photographs, and people eating snacks — served as a discreet but clear reminder of what the city had endured.

In times of ever increasing terror attacks in Europe, all that can be done is to carry on as normal and hope for the best.

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Want more Barcelona content?

BARCELONA’S GOTHIC QUARTER

THE FOOD IN BARCELONA 

(to be updated with new food soon!)

The Travel Hack: Travel Bloggers’ Guides to Barcelona

The Travel Hack did an excellent round up of travel bloggers’ posts about Barcelona, so be sure to check that out for more inspiration!

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    Mike
    October 15, 2017 at 3:41 am

    With crazy foods and architecture, I think I could have a blast doing street photography in Barcelona. Thank you for sharing!

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    Carmen Edelson
    October 15, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Barcelona is one of my favorite cities and you captured it beautifully! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    Lara Dunning
    October 16, 2017 at 2:51 am

    I find myself taking more photos with my phone when I travel, as I like the ease of it and it is not so imposing to others. And, most of the time it’s during good light situations so they turn out pretty good. I’ve been to Spain but not Barcelona. I’d love to return and stop by some of the places you recommended – particularly the food market.

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    Michelle W
    October 16, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    I think you’ve motivated me to invest in a better camera phone. I always have my DSLR but sometimes it is just tedious to have to get it out to take quick snapshots of city lift, etc. Also these photos are gorgeous! I love Barcelona (used to live in Spain) and I especially like your photo of the Boqueria area. It is also interesting to see how the city is coping after the horrible attack. I’m glad to see it’s almost back to normal. I miss all the lovely architecture there- especially Gaudi’s houses!!

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    Elisa
    October 18, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Great pictures! I am from Barcelona so it is always a pleasure to read that people love the city so much. Which areas are you going to visit next on your third trip to Barcelona? Just curious! 🙂

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    Sandy N Vyjay
    October 19, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Always love this kind of candid photography. Your photos capture a slice of life of Barcelona which brings alive the spirit of the city in vivid colour.

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