5-21-2010 (Area de Servicios Les Garrigues, AP2, Cataluña)

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UploadedJuly 6, 2010
TakenMay 21, 2010
MakeRicoh
ModelGXR
Exposure1/850 sec at f/7.6
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On my way from Figueres to Lleida to go visit Llorenç, I stopped for breaks a few times at the excellent service areas dotted along the Cataluñan freeways. I was surprised to find that the food there is really excellent, and that they all feature public art - albeit of debatable quality. When Llorenç and I discussed the writing of Juan Nogué about the transformation of landscape, these rest area sculptures were one of the examples that came to the fore: No one in Cataluã even notices them, they are in effect only visible to a visitor's eyes.

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  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (6 Jul 2010):

    Can't believe I'm the very first to SEE this - what a Masterpiece, Alexis.....happy you are back ~ !!! :)

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (6 Jul 2010):

    My Turquoise/Blue Heaven

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2010):

    Unbelievable color and light! Yes, a masterpiece indeed.

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2010):

    A door made from sky--amazing image, Alexis!

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) said (6 Jul 2010):

    Alexis in Llorenc land!!

  • Joseph Rotindo

    Joseph Rotindo said (6 Jul 2010):

    well, damn.

    compositional balance like this is difficult to achieve, even on a good day.

    again....terrific work!

  • Pascal Fellonneau

    Pascal Fellonneau said (7 Jul 2010):

    excellent

  • Kevin House

    Kevin House gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    I'm feeling alienated! ;-) Great work here!

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    lo que dijo Simon es perfecto!!!

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    blue sky, blue door and lovely light, what more do you ask for?

  • Meta Oset

    Meta Oset (Deleted) gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    Beautiful.

  • Llorenç Rosanes

    Llorenç Rosanes (Deleted) gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    La auténtica puerta de atrás de Catalunya. Con todo el respeto para Les Garrigues, comarca vecina.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    what a great image, I thought it was by Llorenc at first. You guys are the best ;o)

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    Fabulous (yet again)

  • dana iordan

    dana iordan gave props (7 Jul 2010):

    fantastic!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    Singin' the Blues.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    Incredible capture, Alexis. Immediately drawn to that blue door; then the contrast of blue on white and white on blue. So....good to have you back :-)

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    Partial as I am to blue, lol,,this is fabulous,,

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (8 Jul 2010):

    marvelously Llorenç-anian! ;-)

  • Steven Brooks

    Steven Brooks (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2010):

    Fantastic!

  • Antoni Benavente

    Antoni Benavente gave props (9 Jul 2010):

    Wonderful image. Well done Alexis!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (10 Jul 2010):

    Excellent image, love the composition, the shadows are wonderful and love that curved wall..

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (12 Jul 2010):

    this image stopped me in my tracks. tremendous.

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (14 Jul 2010):

    color, light, shadow and surface all speak for themselves....wonderfull!

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