And again: 5 pictures from the last two weeks. We spent a few days in Barcelona, soaking up a little bit of sun and stuffing our faces with Tapas. I packed one digital and one analog camera for the trip plus a few rolls of film. I only shot three of them – but haven’t developed the films yet.
The first day in Barcelona was a rainy one. We decided to escape the chilly weather and visited the Fundació Joan Miró and the Picasso Museum. (Go and see Picasso’s art on a Thursday: The museum is open late but most of the tourists are gone by 7pm. No need to wait in line!). Our first stop around noon was at the Joan Miró collection. I don’t like all of his work but admire the way he composed his paintings and worked with shapes and colors.
La Catedral de la Santa Creu is quite impressive – huge and full of religious art that sometimes puzzles me as a nonbeliever. There is one chapel reserved for prayers and you are not allowed to take photos there. I really liked the prohibition sign, it must be there for ages.
Visiting the Gothic Quarter is a must-see but unfortunately, everyone thinks so. This part of the city is crammed with tourists, selfie-stick vendors and restaurants that sell overprized food. It reminded me of Venice, minus the water. Nevertheless the buildings are beautiful and you can get lost in the narrow alleys. If you skip the streets with most of the tourists, you can even find a bodega or little bar with decent prices.
Every first week of the month a special party is hosted. You don’t need to dress up or meet other people (my kind of party), just grab a camera and one or several rolls of Ilford FP4. #FP4party is all about shooting this film for one week. After development you share your photos online and have a look at the images from fellow FP4-shooters. In October I participated for the first time, I’ll develop and scan the film in the next few days. Hopefully I don’t screw up with the new film developer.
Just before our trip to Barcelona, I gave my new Nikon F80 a try because I wanted to take her to Spain. I bought the camera mint condition but you never know! Would not be the first time to come home with failed shoots because the camera didn’t work properly.