Spain ’14: Les Arts de la Ciutat, València

cas 1I love the interaction of scale and the human in this beautiful example of Spanish architecture.

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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.

cas 8 map DSC_0036Layout of part of the park you are seeing here.

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cas 12 DSC_0126It is great to see young people use it.

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.

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DSC_0161Beauty of pure form and space.

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cas 4 DSC_0678That eyeball (L’Hemisfèric) takes on a different context late at night.

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cas 3 DSC_0727Beauty beyond belief.

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3 Responses to “Spain ’14: Les Arts de la Ciutat, València”

  1. Samuel Guevara Says:

    Hello. It happens that I live in Valencia, and can’t help reblogging your post. It makes me feel a bit ashamed of having just a few photos of this Ciutat de Les Arts and Sciences, when it is at 10 minutes from my home in car:-)

  2. Samuel Guevara Says:

    Reblogged this on Samuel, not the biblical one and commented:
    I found this post abut the Ciutat de Les Arts and Sciences, in Valencia, the city where I live, and couldn’t help reblogging it

  3. Spain ’14: Les Arts de la Ciutat, València | Samuel, not the biblical one Says:

    […] I found this post abut the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, in Valencia, the city where I live, and couldn’t help reblogging it. Thanks to thinkMuseum […]

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