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15 Barcelona Film Photos: Looking Up to the Rooftops

 

There’s something about rooftops that I can’t help but want to photograph. It could be the silhouette they make against the sky or the way they jut out at different heights or angles. Whatever their appearance, my camera lens is often pointed their way.

Those of you who know me might remember that I used to live in Barcelona, and I recently took a long weekend trip back there to catch up with friends. I’ve had my problems with Barcelona in the past – one of the main reasons I left was because I found the city too busy, and I believe the district of Barceloneta may well be the only authentic neighbourhood left. But I do like to pop back every now and then, because something about the streets of Barcelona swept me away when I lived there back in 2012, and some of that attachment has never really disappeared.

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These Barcelona film photos are a celebration of what I love most about the city’s makeup – its buildings. The balconies that charecterise the apartments along its narrow streets and the clusters of aerials that sit on top – reminding me of hectic cramped cities in India or South America – are just some of the features I find most pleasing to the eye.

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona film photos, film photography, travel film photographyDistrict: Gràcia

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona film photos, film photography, travel film photographyAnother Gràcia

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona film photos, film photography, travel film photographyA taxi drives down a narrow street in Barcelona’s centre

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona film photos, film photography, travel film photography, eixample barcelonaDistrict: Eixample

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona film photos, film photography, travel film photography, Rambla CatalunyaWalking down Rambla Catalunya

 

barcelona architecture, Plaça de Vicenç Martorell, barcelona film photos, film photography, travel film photographyPlaça de Vicenç Martorell, El Raval

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona film photos, film photography, travel film photographyWashing hanging in the centre of town

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona film photos, film photography, travel film photographyLight tunnels through the alleyways

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona photography, film photography, travel film photographyA deserted park in El Raval, near the MACBA

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona photography, film photography, travel film photographyEl Raval

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona photography, film photography, travel film photographyPlaça del Pedró – this reminded me the most of overpopulated cities with all these aerials on the roof

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona photography, film photography, travel film photographyResidential homes of Plaça del Pedró

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona photography, film photography, travel film photographyCarrer de Pelai, just west of Plaça de Catalunya

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona photography, film photography, travel film photographyEl Raval

 

barcelona architecture, barcelona photography, film photography, travel film photographyI love the shade dropped below the balconies on the left here in Barri Gòtic

 

 Have you visited a city that looks like these Barcelona film photos?
Where was it? Tell me in the comments below…

 

 

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3 responses to “15 Barcelona Film Photos: Looking Up to the Rooftops”

  1. Love your photos. What film did you use here? Beautiful tones, but most especially, I love your framing. 🙂

    • Gotta Keep Movin' says:

      Thank you so much, Shayne! I just used regular 35mm colour Kodak film, nothing special. It’s the old camera that does the trick 😉 Thanks to much for the comment on my framing, I’ve been very mindful of that recently so I especially appreciate that part!

  2. Anna says:

    I’ve visited Barcelona about 10yrs ago and loved it! Athens (my hometown) has similar neighborhoods with narrow streets, same type of buildings and of course antennas on top!

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