Saturday, 10 January 2009

Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina

6 December, around 7pm. The empty interior of the Palau de Congresos inhabited by reflections from the Av. de la Reina Maria Cristina.

At the end of the avenue, across the broad Av. de Ruis i Taulet, the Font Màgica begins its first musical performance. On certain days and times of evening, varying with the season, this fountain becomes the focal point of the series of fountains and cascades running from the Palau Nacional down to Plaça Espanya, designed by Carles Buïgas i Sans (1898-1979) and built within a year for the 1929 Universal Exhibition. The fountain's lights are set inside rotating pentagonal prisms from whose glass sides the jets of the dancing water display receive their varying hues.

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