This is a mixed bag of both black and white and colour photography today. These photos give you a brief glimpse of the architecture of the lovely CCCB museum in Barcelona.
Some of the more angular shots were better presented in black and white. For visual punch, I love bright blue-sky days. But more and more often lately I seem to be defaulting back to black and white which returns me to my early days in journalism and blissful hours spent in the darkroom.
Entrance sign at CCCB museum in Barcelona, Spain
Man passing though courtyard entry arch into the CCCB contemporary art museum in Barcelona, Spain with St. Geoge & the Dragon sculpture overhead on building facade.
A St. George & the Dragon sculpture above the archway entry into the CCCB museum in Barcelona, Spain.
Entry-exit ramp at the Barcelona, Spain museum CCCB.
Old meets new in the two buildings housing the CCCB museum of contemporary art.
The crisp geometric angles of the interior lobby in the CCCB museum of contemporary art and culture in Barcelona, Spain.
Escalator to upper galleries at the Barcelona, Spain contemporary museum CCCB.
The exhibit concerned life in the El Parallel district from the 1890s through the 1930s. This fortune telling machine was used during that period by inserting a coin and then waiting for the paper prediction to appear in one of the doors that open at the bottom.
A very pretty but eerie-feeling fortune telling machine from the early 1900s in Barcelona, Spain.
A similar fortune telling head was a pivotal element of the 1988 movie “Big” with Tom Hanks. The scary-looking male fortune telling doll in that movie granted the boy in the story a wish and he was able to become a grown man overnight.
She has a lovely face — I certainly acknowledge that — but she also gives off an odd energy and although I was completely alone as I took my photos, the entire very empty room was full of that edgy energy. I waited for Mark to come into the room to see what his reaction was and I asked him if he knew what it was. “Yep!” was the very short reply as he exited the room hastily. Hmmmmm!!!