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Barcelona's Tower

Since we started and ended our Mediterranean cruise in Barcelona (where we met José Angel), what better way to begin my photos than with yet another airport control tower for my collection!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

Barcelona's Tower

Since we started and ended our Mediterranean cruise in Barcelona (where we met José Angel), what better way to begin my photos than with yet another airport control tower for my collection!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

comments (27)

Nice picture of tower with the background blue sky. I would crop it to isolate tower and the sky..(just an idea).. ;-) might look even better.
Ginnie Hart: I just HAD to leave in the palm trees, Gishan, which is why I didn't crop it. For those of us who don't see palm trees every day, they're a real treat! But thanks for the suggestion anyway. I'm sure a tighter crop would work.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2007, 04:24
Gishan - how funny. Without reading your comment, I was thinking the same thing. I like the funny angles of the control tower - isolating the photo to just those, against the blue sky, would be very interesting.
Ginnie Hart: I agree that a tighter crop would work, Jewlya, as I told Gishan, but I just HAD to leave in the palm trees. We don't get to see those here in Atlanta!! Thanks for your comment.
  • James
  • Japan
  • 11 Nov 2007, 06:24
Very nice colour and light in this shot...well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, James, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 11 Nov 2007, 06:43
What an interesting looking control tower. Looks like it could use a bit of paint
Ginnie Hart: I thought this was a spectacular structure, Aussie, and never once thought that it needed paint but you may be right. I thought it was reflecting something, but I guess that doesn't make sense. Thanks.
  • fabrizio
  • Switzerland
  • 11 Nov 2007, 08:11
wonderful shot of this roasted tower
Ginnie Hart: Roasted appears to be a good word for this tower, Fabrizio. Thanks for your comment.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport in the dark and the wind
  • 11 Nov 2007, 09:16
Looks abit weather-worn in places. nteresting never-the-less. Well seen Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It's a very strong-looking tower, Les. I love it. Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Nov 2007, 09:23
One of the more interesting Traffic Control Towers...it's a great colour, and the slightly irregular top makes it more interesting than normal.
Fine shot, Ginnie. I like it anchored to the ground the way you have composed the image.
Ginnie Hart: Anchored to the ground and to those palm trees which I simply could NOT eliminate from the photo! Thanks, Ray.
Certain stands out agains the sky, I think roasted is a good description.
So how many control towers do you have now?
Ginnie Hart: I think I have shown only 5 but I also have one from Hannover, Germany, Nigel, so that's 6. smile I kinda got on a roll with them. Thanks.
I didn't know you were a collector of control towers Ginnie! This one looks a bit of an antique. I quite like the cars at the bottom of the picture as it gives some sense of location.
Ginnie Hart: And I just HAD to keep the palm trees, Ingrid. Some of us don't see them every day! smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Nov 2007, 10:22
LOL at Aussie,I thought the same when I saw it. The cars are ok they give a pospective on how tall that tower really is.smile
Ginnie Hart: And don't forget the palm trees, Tracy. There was no way I was gonna get rid of them! (I think my mom worshiped them!) Thanks.

Tomorrow is for you!
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2007, 10:37
Control towers for you, old wooden posts for me - where did I go wrong? Nice to see the sun shining for you at the start of your cruise Ginnie. The two red signs lift this shot for me. David.
Ginnie Hart: The sun was shining at the beginning and the end of our cruise, David, and a few days in between. We actually managed quite well since we won't let anything rain on our parade! smile Thanks. You stick to your wooden posts, which you do so well!
A perfect panopticon - surveying all that goes on below. Makes a change from the usual industrial grey. Good opener Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you very much, Mike. Had to work my collection in somehow. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Nov 2007, 11:43
Nice start of the serie Ginnie, does not look all that modern, but I hope you had a 'happy' landing.
I once flew Islandic Loftlighter, I had the imagination we had to make the sound of an airplaine to stay in the air smile
Ginnie Hart: That's too funny, Astrid. Actually, there may have been another control tower much more modern than this one but I never could capture it. So this one may be out of date! Thanks.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2007, 12:22
and we have another...love that red...
Ginnie Hart: Yup. The red AND the palm trees. Don't forget the palm trees. smile Thanks, Sam.
Well, Well! It seems that you have not caught the best face of the Airport of Barcelona, Ginnie. The certain thing is that to this control tower a good rehabilitation needs to him! I have noticed that to many of the friends who have commented, it would give fear them to fly to this airport.... I hope that you clear that sensation to them with new photos of the city! smile I have very many desire to see the "work" of these days of cruise!

Well, Well! Parece que no has captado la mejor cara del Aeropuerto de Barcelona, Ginnie. Lo cierto es que a esta torre de control le hace falta una buena rehabilitación! He advertido que a muchos de los amigos que han comentado, les daría miedo volar a este aeropuerto.... espero que les quites esa sensación con nuevas fotos de la ciudad! smile Tengo muchísimas ganas de ver el "trabajo" de estos días de crucero!

P.D: You have a magnificent collection of control towers of airport!
Ginnie Hart: Actually, José Angel, I LOVE this structure and never once noticed that it needed painting. I thought it was reflecting something bright. There may be another more modern tower in use that I saw but could never capture, so it's possible this one is outdated. But it's the palm trees that stole my heart! I love those trees.

I don't think anyone could get a bad impression of your magnificent city from this photo. I sure hope not. I LOVE your city, José Angel!
Isn't that funny. My comment was going to be about palm trees and not seeing them often enough, then read i1st comment. glad you left then, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I am, too, Mary. I hardly ever see palm trees! Thanks for knowing. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Nov 2007, 15:48
You tell J-A we guys from africa are not scared to use the Barcelona airport. Great picture with strong colours. About the tower's colour - something you have done or is it the way it is?

About your collections - how do you keep track of them all. The vane crane airport weather cock girl. And then there are windmills and address stones from dutch buildings. Have a nice end-of-the-weekend.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I so agree with you, Louis. Barcelona is a fantastic city (and airport). The tower is the way it is, though I did use that "cheap" HDR trick (multiply in PS) to enrich it.

Gotta have my collections, of course. smile Thanks, Louis.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 11 Nov 2007, 15:59
Gotta have the airport tower. I am glad you managed to avoid arrest taking these pictures. I like the rich tones.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. Gotta get them whenever/wherever I can, Martin. I think I got this outside the taxi line when no one was paying attention. So far so good! smile Thanks.
très belle vue
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, O-P.
Right I'm sitting comfortably and Ginnie is taking us on holiday. This tower looks like it was designed by the same people who did some of our early motorway service areas.smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You may be right, Bill. Thanks.
Whey-hey! We`re off! I am so looking forward to this series. Beautiful sharp photograph. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope I don't disappoint you, Roz. But it did make sense to start with one of my collections. smile Thanks.
I know what you think, Ginnie. Thanks! smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you do, José Angel. I like that! smile
  • Roger
  • United States
  • 11 Nov 2007, 20:41
Wow it looks like it's covered with rust.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Roger, but it's not, I'm sure. Your daughter, BTW, is just gorgeous!
Well seen Ginnie, very clever shot !!
Ginnie Hart: You're back, Zeb! So good to see you again. Thanks.
Ginnie the traveller, at least I know what Barcelona airport looks like.
Ginnie Hart: Well, at least one part of it, Sesan! smile Thanks.
I was going to ask how many you have now but Nigel's beaten me to it. I'm sure they're building into a really good series. And for your series, these buildings need context so your cropping is just right.

Perfect start to your cruise, it looks a bit of a dinosaur though compared to some!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks as always, Jose-Ann, for your comments! They mean a lot.
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Nov 2007, 00:25
hehehehe...Way to go Ginnie.
Still trying to catch up on your shots and travels since I've been gone. A real treat indeed grin
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks for backtracking, Deji, and welcome back!

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