Photographer's Note

Today I present a vision different from the Tower of Telefonica, of Santiago Calatrava, in Montjuïc's mountain, during an agreeable walk along Barcelona with Emile.

We were taking photos under a soft rain, with a special light and a few very photogenic clouds.

The principal photo is an angle low-angle shot that inspired the flight of a carrier pigeon, in a temporary metaphor of the telecommunications.

The WS is another capture from another angle.

I hope that you like.

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The Telefonica Tower, constructed between 1989 and 1992, work of Santiago Calatrava, presents an innovative and breaker design with the traditional telecommunications towers. As for originality, apart from its structural distinctive shape, the tower is innovative on having included the circular platform of the plates for transmission of information (transmitters), replacing the traditional body of antennas with an arch with a showy tracing. This series of elements do that, the structure of 136 meters, it turns in more than a tower, in an agreeable sculpture in the Olympic ring.

The shape of the tower is based on Calatrava's sketch of a figure of an athlete of the ancient Greece, on having knelt down in the moment to gather the medal, as victor of an Olympic contest. The base of the tower covers in enameled broken blue rollers in recognition of Gaudi and his famous technology of the "trencadís". The orientation of the tower achieves that it turns into a gigantic Sun clock, which it marks the hours on Europe's square.

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