Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences) was designed by largely by Santiago Calatrava and additional work, especially the Aquarium designed by Félix Candela. Perhaps, I have a fondness for these kind of swirling modernistic forms because they remind me of Idlewild, now JFK, airport in it’s emerging heydey, or futuristic comics, or the World’s Fair. This incredible structure repays the Islamic love of fountains, with pushing through form, the way Antoni Gaudí a century earlier.
I was originally here in 2008, and many of those shots were better, and may be posted later, but what a great experience. Valencia offers much and is a cool place in Spain to spent time. It is a wonderful counterpoint to Barcelona.