Barcelona, Spain is nestled between the Mediterranean and the Serra de Collserola hills. This photograph was taken from one of the vistas in Park Güell: the mosaic-riddled, multi-layered gingerbread park designed by Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí’s work and architectural practices reflect patterns in nature. His is synonymous with Barcelona, and one cannot visit Barcelona without seeing Gaudí’s influence, well, everywhere. The result is Barcelona’s architecture and city plan are a direct reflection of Barcelona’s people and culture: lively, bright, and artistic.
I spent practically every Saturday in Park Güell while studying abroad in Barcelona. The garden complex is a photographer’s utopia, offering expansive views from the park to Barcelona’s coast to the hand-worked details of the Serpentine Bench atop Park Güell. I tried to capture the vividness of Barcelona in this shot – focusing on the cobalt blue details of the mosaic pieces and letting Barcelona’s natural landscape do the rest of the work.