The Arc de Triomf, Barcelona, Spain

The Arc de Triomf, a beautiful landmark that helped me find my bearings on my second trip to Barcelona. Sometimes it takes awhile to get familiar enough with a new location to have any idea where I’m going. This portion of the city is full of landmarks like this beautiful gate to the 1888 World Fair and now the park downtown.

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Early Rising in Barcelona

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Barcelona, Spain on a work trip taking event photos. Barcelona was an amazing trip in many ways, including an amazing amount work but also such an adventure being in a foreign country and seeing new sights. Worked with an top-notch team of people and interacted with some great clients throughout their event. I hope to share a few scenic photos over the next little while as I have time to pull out a few photos I took for myself while there.

This specific photo was from the first morning in city when I was asked to walk around the nearby locations and gather some scenic photos of the locale for the attendees. Rough assignment, right? After being awake for 36 hours straight due to a restless passenger next to me on the transatlantic flight, getting up at 6am didn’t sound all that enticing. Still, I’m glad I was able to get out and see some of the sights right off. I did end up walking 5 to 6 miles that morning which was a bit taxing considering I’d end up being on my feet for the rest of the day and evening!

The morning sun was beautiful and the marina provided some interesting foreground elements along with the gull I waited to fly into the scene. Traveling to new places is always so interesting, usually providing unique scenery, architecture and beauty. But sometimes finding something familiar in a coastline and a bit of nature is exactly what the soul requires.