Had the pleasure of a visit in Barcelona in Spain, in the beginning of April 2018. The trip was not with an intention of doing street photography, but just having a vacation and a good time with my dear girlfriend. Besides being the inner city, we also had rented some road bikes from a local cycling entusiast Claudio Montefusco for a day. He had created a nice route in the Barcelona Hils for 86 km, just to follow on my Garmin cycling computer. A beautiful cycling route for us.
And we had also plans for visiting the famous Jamboree Jazz Club to hear some good music. So we did, and it was great. If you are into jazz, you must visit this nice club.
But of course I could not leave the street camera at home.
Barcelona is a great city for doing street photography. So many interesting people, beautiful light and intersting scenes. There are many turists with cameras, so it is easy to blend in. Our hotel was located in El Raval, maybe not the most save place to walk around with a camera and shooting images. But we had no problems walking around between the prostitutes and drug dealers near our hotel. Actually we felt safe, even in the evening. Everything seemed to be organized more than you would like to think…. One thing that caught our eyes, was the many poor people, many of them drug addicts and alcoholics. This was a bit surprising and kind of sad. Hopefully this will change in the future. Because Barcelona has so many other things to offer, and is a very lovable city. Social welfare is apparently not one of them though, if you look at it with spoiled Danish eyes….
All photos taken with the Fujifilm x-e3, xf27mm and Ricoh GR
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