ZigZag | Valentina Cirasola | Author and Designer

This week WP Photo challenge is Zigzag   –  http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/zigzag

Last May, I spent some time in Barcelona, one of my favorite cities in Europe. I shot photos of anything I fancied and as any tourist, most of the time, I walked with my nose up in the sky to catch the best details of architecture. However, in Barcelona in some are areas even the street pavement is decorated to perfection. Never know what you are going to find on the floor. This is after all Gaudi’s city, where the most undulated and creative architecture was planned.

On the way to la Pedrera, I saw this beautiful building on the Passeig de Gràcia. The balconies are perfectly aligned in the classic order, but the angle I chose to take it’s very deceiving, it shows the balconies in a zigzag line. Visually I like it better this way and if I was living in that zigzag illusion, I would be able to see inside the balconies below mine. Curious Valentina!

Passeig de Gràcia-A
Passeig de Gràcia is a busy street, very fashionable shops and fancy buildings line this long street, where people stroll for fun to lose a few hours. That is a fun European past time. Get out for fresh air, window-shopping, licking an ice cream, sit at a café, converse with a walking companion and lose a few hours. It’s so refreshing!

I would like to live in that building, would you? Ciao,

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mabel Kwong
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 10:32:41

    Hahaha! You walked with your “nose up in the sky” when in Barcelona 😀 You know what? I do that too when I visit a new city or town. I’d only look down on the ground if there were nice flowers or patterned tiles.

    That is a great shot for this week’s challenge. All those balconies do seem to stick out if you look at them right from below. I’m sure they provide a lot of shelter on a hot day 🙂



    • Valentina
      Aug 07, 2014 @ 14:47:08

      Yes I did, Mabel, walk with nose up in the sky. Barcelona is so well decorated that it is really difficult for someone into design, style and architecture like me not to notice the surroundings. Beautiful city, a must see. Thank you for taking the time to comment 🙂



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