Saturday, 29 August 2009

Carrer de la Diputació

30 May. Looking up to balcony rails looking down into pavement puddle.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Monument Homenatge a Picasso

31 May. Passeig de Picasso: while strolling along the avenue of plane trees alongside the walls and bougainvillea-festooned railings bounding the gardens of La Ciutadella and the Museu de Geología, I performed a circuit to regard the four very different aspects of the assemblage of objects that is the Monument Homenatge a Picasso, 1983 of Antoni Tàpies, before returning to a straighter line.

Trees in Barcelona (5)

Tipuana tipu, tipuana, palo rosa

Citrus aurantium, taronger amarg, naranjo amargo

Cedrus deodara, cedre de l'Himàlaia, cedro del Himalaya
& Cocculus laurifolius, còcul, cóculo

Monday, 17 August 2009

Carrer de Sant Lluís

1 June. Posters removed and scraped away. When I passed there was one fresh poster, "Anem a totes".

Friday, 14 August 2009

Fòrum, floor

24 May. Patches on rubber flooring, various scuff marks.

Fòrum, wall rearrangement

Unlike a similar 5 x 5 series, the sequence reading left to right top to bottom here does not correspond to the sequence encountered when walking along the actual wall. Correspondences have been brought together.

Trees in Barcelona (2)

[Acacia ? - on Travessera de Gràcia]

Platanus x hispanica, plàtan d'ombra, plátano

Catalpa bignonioides, catalpa, árbol de las trompetas

Ligustrum lucidum, troana, aligustre del Japón

Casuarina cunninghamiana, pi australià, casuarina

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Trees in Barcelona (1)

There are a great variety of trees planted along the streets of Barcelona, and occasionally one finds a label on the ground close by that identifies them. Often a street is characterized by the tree species chosen for it, such as the magnolias of Carrer Gran de Gràcia and the bottletrees of Carrer de Balmes.

Tipuana tipu tipuana, palo rosa

Tilia x europaea til·ler, tilo

Parkinsonia aculeata parquinsònia, espinillo

Prunus cerasifera 'Atropurpurea' pissardi, ciruelo rojo

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Photograph reproductions

6 August. While looking through a book of photographs* on a gloomy afternoon, the silver-grey light from without returned them to negatives.

O.G. Rejlander Lord Elcho and His Son, 1860.

D.O. Hill and R. Adamson, Rev. William Govan, c. 1845

Julia Margaret Cameron, The Dream, 1869.

Roger Fenton, Parian Vase, Grapes, and Silver Cup, 1860.

Roger Fenton, Still Life with St. Hubert Cup and Chinese Curiosities, 1860.

Frederick Evans, Mont St Michel cloisters, 1906.

* Reproductions of photographs in Mike Weaver (ed.), British Photography in the Nineteenth Century: The Fine Art Tradition, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1989.