Monday, March 8, 2010

CATALONIA MEDIEVAL: POBLET I MONTBLANC


Luckily and despite the weather forecast, we could enjoy a sunny saturday visiting the Monastery of Poblet, one of the most important monasteries in Catalonia, and the old city of Montblanc. Poblet is a really well preserved building and, about the medieval walls of Montblanc, they look like as if they were built yesterday.



Monastery of Poblet in CataloniaMain entrance to the Monastery of Poblet



Monastery of Poblet


Monastery of Poblet in CataloniaMain entrance to the church of Poblet Monastery

Monastery of Poblet in CataloniaIn this picture two towers of the wall which protect the Poblet Monastery appear

Gothic arches of the cloister of Poblet MonasteryGothic arches of the cloister of Poblet Monastery

Chapter room of Poblet MonasteryChapter room of Poblet Monastery


Church of Poblet MonasteryThe church of Poblet Monastery is rather romanesque than gothic, but it has elements of both styles

Poblet Monastery in CataloniaThe dormitory of Poblet Monastery

Cloister of Poblet MonasteryCloister of Poblet Monastery


Gothic arches of the cloister of Poblet MonasteryGothic arches of the cloister of Poblet Monastery


Poblet Monastery in CataloniaThere were many people enjoying with us the visit we did to Poblet Monastery


Poblet Monastery in CataloniaAnother room of Poblet Monastery

Poblet Monastery in CataloniaThis dragon is the handrail of a staircase inside Poblet Monastery


Poblet Monastery in CataloniaAnother view of this dragon


Church of Poblet MonasteryThe church of Poblet Monastery with the altarpiece in the background


Overview of Poblet MonasteryOverview of Poblet Monastery between grapevine fields



Montblanc



Montblanc city wallsMontblanc city walls


A small church in MontblancA small church in Montblanc


Main facade of Montblanc churchMain facade of Montblanc church


Typical street of the medieval village of MontblancA typical street of the medieval village of Montblanc


City walls of MontblancThe city walls of Montblanc are really well preserved, as it can be seen in this picture


Typical street in MontblancStreets in Montblanc are narrow and cobbled, as typical in medieval villages


Next I would like to give you some useful information:


If you liked Poblet Monastery, maybe you would be interested in visiting the nearby Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges monasteries. Other interesting monasteries in Catalunya are: 

Besides, there are other medieval villages in Catalonia as beautiful as Montblanc, like:


Finally, clicking on the next link, you will find links to other beautiful villages and places of Catalonia.



Sunday, March 7, 2010

LEARNING WITH MY CANON EOS 450D :)

20th March 2010

This time I did some practice in a visit to El Liceu and walking in La Rambla, La Plaça Reial and El Parc de la Ciutadella. Afterwards we went to a classic cars meeting in Lluis Companys boulevard.


Hall of Mirrors inside the Gran Teatre del Liceu
(EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, focal 46,0 mm, ISO 400, Av F5.0, Tv 1/8Seg)


An actor in La Rambla
(EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, focal 45,0 mm, ISO 100, Av F5.0, Tv 1/100Seg)


Drops of water in La Plaça Reial
(EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, focal 30,0 mm, ISO 100, Av F5.0, Tv 1/250Seg)


Fountain in Ciutadella Park
(EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, focal 18,0 mm, ISO 100, Av F3.5, Tv 1/1000Seg)



Classic car in Lluis Companys boulevard (Barcelona)
(EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, focal 43,0 mm, ISO 100, Av F5.0, Tv 1/320Seg)




7th March 2010

Here some of the first photos taken with this wonderful camera. They're portraits in Sitges, a coastal and beautiful small town which is 35km away from Barcelona.


Portrait in Sitges with the beach and its well-known church in the background
(EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, focal 48,0 mm, ISO 100, Av F5.6, Tv 1/400Seg)


Portrait in the seafront of Sitges
(EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, focal 36,0 mm, ISO 100, Av F4.5, Tv 1/640Seg)


A portrait in Sitges with the Mediterranean Sea in the background
(EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, focal 55,0 mm, ISO 100, F5.6, Tv 1/400s)

Friday, March 5, 2010

I ALREADY HAVE MY NEW CANON EOS 450D!!


This week I have bought a dslr camera!! My new Canon EOS 450D with an 18-55 mm 3.5-5.6 IS is here with me and I have already taken my first photos. In the next posts the photos will have been taken with this new camera :) I'm sure I will enjoy this camera a lot!

Me with my new camera