Stadium City

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jun 27 2011

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:17mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Fenced Off

Finding something unique in the thickly touristed areas of a place is always a bit difficult, even taxing, for me. I have some profound fear of appearing to be just another gawker wielding a black machine that clicks. I do document my surroundings of course, building on my ever-expanding visual diary, but that’s different than my aesthetic work (certainly at times there is crossover).

So this is Barcelona proper, seen from a winding road that traffics herds of double-decker tour buses to the view. Shot through an aggressively strong iron fence with posts placed just wide enough to sneak my lens through.

There’s a strangeness to it. We cannot see the field (it might have been a pool) this seating overlooks. I see it as a skewed map on which I can chart my perhaps 15 miles of walking in my two days there.

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