Converging Verticals (Frank Gehry's 'The Fish')

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Barcelona 2005

I cannot remember what this sea front structure is called - any ideas?

Frank Gehry - The Fish. Thanks to Toni Pamuk for identifying this amazing sculpture.

FISH SCULPTURE AT VILA OLIMPICA
Barcelona 1989–92

The fish is a frequently recurring motif in Gehry's work, serving as inspiration and mascot. In the Olympic Village for the 1992 Games, a monumental fish sculpture functions as a landmark and anchors a retail complex designed by Gehry within a larger Skidmore, Owings & Merrill hotel development.

www.guggenheim.org/exhibitions/past_exhibitions/gehry/fis...

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  1. trondjs ages ago | reply

    Astonishing!
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  2. Leeanne munn ages ago | reply

    WOW...can't wait to get there!! your pictures inspire me!

  3. Britta's world of photos ages ago | reply

    Barcelona is definitely on my list of places to visit!

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  4. Ron J. Carney ages ago | reply

    What lovely orange light on that one thingy!

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  5. dream.about.tomorrow ages ago | reply

    Another view on it from big distance...
    Barcelona Beach

  6. Jasmic ages ago | reply

    Haha - yes dreamabouttomorrow, I think I can see what you were looking at there :-)

  7. 3rd foundation ages ago | reply

    If I tilt my head 90 degrees counter clockwise I think it looks like a high heeled shoe.

  8. Jasmic ages ago | reply

    We thought that it looked like one of those cardboard bottles guys are given in hospital, to wee into!

  9. Toni Pamuk ages ago | reply

    Yes, this is a sculture called "The Fish" from Frank Gehry.
    A really nice shot!

  10. Jasmic ages ago | reply

    Thanks Toni.

    A sculpture? Wow, it is huge, and very eye catching.

  11. MarcelGermain ages ago | reply

    Thanks for your comments =) Since this fish is made of metal it has different colours depending on the time of day, so it can be tricky to photograph. Here the light is perfect and I really like the colours in this shot! I've tried that same angle, but only at night, so the light and colours were very different... I like it! =D

  12. Jasmic ages ago | reply

    Thanks Marcel - I really enjoyed your Barcelona images. But then living there means you have a much better chance than me to go back :-) I was lucky here with the light, as I only saw it on two occasions during my visit.

  13. Monday Morning Photography ages ago | reply

    I love the asymmetrical geometry of this. Very nice crop as well.

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  14. medes101 118 months ago | reply

    Went to Barcelona & missed this one!
    Am Gehry fan so not happy now.
    Did visit Guggenheim in Bilbao (see photos) which was also great...

  15. LG Arquitectura y Diseño 114 months ago | reply

    I think the name of the beach is Barceloneta.. Barcelona is the greatest place to live.. i Loveeeed living there!!

  16. on1stsite. 114 months ago | reply

    Would defenitely suggest square crop, for one because it shows
    better on Flickr, but also the building on the right is very disturbing
    to the structure of the fish. If then you would make the photo :
    "View on black" the skin of the fish would be really glowing and
    becoming quite real. I think the artwork desirves it. . . !

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