Spain ’14: Les Arts de la Ciutat, València

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


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

cas 2 DSC_0745Whether day or night.

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 the shots were better, and may be posted later, but what a great experience. Valencia offers much and is a cool place in Spain to…

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