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Best Of 2009

(January 1st - December 30th, 2009)

Dave Albright

Conjoinded - Roxy Paine

Rodrigo Alarcón-Cielock

The Magic of Water

Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain

August 2, 2009, 17:39

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© 2009 Rodrigo Alarcón-Cielock, All Rights Reserved.

Barcelona’s Magic Fountain, located at the foot of the steps up to the Museum of Catalan Art (Museo National del Arte de Catalunya) on Montjuic mountain, was built in 1929 for the Barcelona World's Fair. After many years of decay and disuse the city restored this little-known attraction for the 1992 Olympic Games; thrilling, spraying and entrancing visitors and citizens ever since.

The Magic Fountain is really a series of smaller fountains that begin at the door to the Palau Nacional, home to the Museum of Catalan Art, that cascade and flow down the various levels that lead to Plaza Espanya. This makes finding your way to both the central fountain and the Museum of Catalan Art a simple matter of following the water!

The best time to take in the show is as the Sun makes its final descent, just before disappearing into the night. The various views afforded from the many levels leading to the Museum of Catalan Art make this a wonderful place to watch the Sun set over the city. The soft reds and yellows provide a beautiful backdrop to the Palau Nacional and its Magic Fountain.
  • Canon 40D
  • Tokina 10-17mm @ 10mm
  • Nodal Ninja 5
  • Manfotto monopod

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