Adoro il Central Park…New York…

(foto di FBC, All Rights Reserved)

La natura abbellisce la grande città…

Questa città che si chiama la Grande Mela, “The Big Apple”.

(Central Park, foto di FBC, All Rights Reserved)

Così vicino ai grattacieli, c’è vita naturale sotto il cielo…

E a poche strade di distanza …

Questo posto è meraviglioso…

Nessun edificio ombreggia il parco

Un grande design dei designer Frederick Law Olmsted y Calvert Vaux in 1857…

È due volte più grande di Monaco e otto volte più grande della Città del Vaticano…4000 X 800 m…

Ha tutto…

Senza Central Park non sarebbe la stessa Manhattan…

(Il gufo, la mia scultura preferita, foto di FBC, All Rights Reserved)

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GRAZIE MILLE!

Los Ángulos de Valencia

LOS ÁNGULOS VIEJOS…

Ángulos…

Soñé que me acercaba sin llegar,

andando por la recta…

El ángulo me espera,

ya que sabe,

que al andar por esta calle

a su sombra llegaré…

LOS ÁNGULOS NUEVOS…

Hoy paseando por Valencia me fijé en los tantos lugares donde se forman las formas y los diseños y por doquier estaban los curiosos ángulos…

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New York…La Catedral, El Parque y La Tormenta de Nieve…Me Encanta

La Iglesia Episcopal San Bartolomé, 325 Park Avenue, Manhattan (foto de FBC), (D.R.)

Desde aquel día cuando pisé las increíbles ruas de Manhattan he quedado enamorado de la Gran Manzana. Vamos que Nueva York me mola, me encanta, me fascina. No vacilo en decir que es mi ciudad favorita de EEUU y quizá del mundo. Claro, esto puede ser por lo mucho que en ella me divierto y me he divertido, en las grandes amistades que allí tengo y lo bien que me siento andando por sus calles, haciendo mi peregrinaje a la Catedral de San Patricio, y muy en particular, por el Parque Central.

Central Park es uno de los grandes parques urbanos mas lindos que he visto, y ojo, que vivo en Europa donde cada ciudad se glorifica y se honra mostrándole al mundo sus bellos parques. Por ejemplo aquí en mi Valencia, que tenemos Los Jardines del Turia, el parque urbano mas largo del continente europeo, pero eso será otro artículo…

En Nueva York se produjo y se exhibió profesionalmente, claro en una pequeña sala de un teatrillo en un sótano de Greenwich Village, y en 1999, una de mis piezas de teatro experimental. Se titulaba “Tumba Pequeña” y se trataba de un choque, cultural, metafísico y parapsicólogo, entre el fantasma de Mozart y una chica que queria saber lo que había del otro lado de la vida, o sea, la muerte. Bueno, nada, no llegó a Broadway y la fama que esperaba de dramaturgo no se llegó a materializar…

Casi todo en Nueva York me fascina, pero una de las cosas que más me fascina es como cambia el tiempo, así de una forma súbita y repentina. Era una mañana de octubre e íbamos andando por Park Avenue, hacia el norte y cuando llegamos a la calle 51, de repente comenzó a caer una tormenta de nieve, un “blizzard”, como le dicen allá, tan fuerte que tuvimos que refugiarnos en la Catedral de San Patricio. Esta catedral es uno de los lugares que mas quiero de Nueva York, y siempre es el primer lugar que visito cuando a Manhattan llego, dicho sea de paso…

No puedo dejar de mencionar que el próximo día, y después del blizzard y de la nevada, fuimos a otro de los lugares mas bellos de la Gran Manzana que es, como ya he dicho, Central Park, el enorme e increíble Parque Central, que mas espectacular luce después de una nevada. Pero bueno, siempre es un lugar muy agradable para ir y en el pasar horas meditando, pensando, montando a caballo, remando en un esquife sobre su lago o explorando un castillo. Central Park lo tiene todo…

Bueno, tantas cosas más pudiera decir mas no vale la pena. Creo que todo el mundo sabe lo que es Nueva York, las guías turísticas abundan y claro, siempre tenéis a Wickipedia. Lo que os quise dejar fueron mis impresiones, casi como un retrato expresionista de lo que yo siento por esta ciudad que realmente me llena de energia, de creatividad y de ganas de vivir en ella. Pero vivo en Valencia, y esa es otra que tambien me hace sentir similares emociones.

Ícono de Nueva York, pienso yo es la Catedral de San Patricio, así la veo…

(La aguja de San Patricio surge entre enormer rascacielos de Manhattan)

Bueno, no se si así serán las cosas, pero es como las veo cuando ando por Nueva York. Es algo sobrenatural lo que experimento, algo místico y muy poderoso que me lleva a crear…

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BARCELONA BARCELONA BARCELONA

Barcelona, capital of Catalunya, is the second most populated city in Spain and the eleventh in the European Union. The metropolitan area has more than five million residents, making it the sixth largest in the EU.

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(City Flag)

To me it is simply a beautiful place that I love. I could care less about the statistics and the data reference population and such comparisons. Barcelona exists as a reminder to me of my family, friends and the lovely times I have spent in the “Ciudad Condal”.

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(Shield of the city)

Although Barcelona started off as a small Roman village, it is now the second city in importance in Spain. And it seems that it is beloved all over the world as yearly the city receives over thirty million visitors. The city is well connected with fast trains to France, it has one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean Sea and its international airport, El Prat was used by more than 50 million passengers in 2018.

Here are some of the places I love in Barcelona;;;

Of course, Barcelona is a Mediterranean city, with beaches, “La Barceloneta”, and mild temperatures. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain and has been the host to several international events of great importance as was the Universal Expo of 1888, the International Expo of 1929, the Olympic Games of 1992 and more recently to the Universal Forum of Cultures of 2004. Barcelona is a global city because of its importance in finance, banking, commerce and tourism.

(A view from Montjuich showing the famous street, Las Ramblas, notice the line of trees, that ends in the Mediterranean Sea at the statue of Christopher Columbus)

Barcelona, as a friend has told me, is a magical city. It is a city filled with art, both in public places and in private. It is the city of Picasso, Dalí, Miró, and Gaudí. The buildings in Barcelona, especially along the Paseo de Gracia, where the Casa Batlló is situated, are works of art.

I could go on and on. Barcelona is endless…

I dedicate this post to the wonderful people of Barcelona and of all of Catalunya. Catalans are hard working people, industrious, artistic, fun loving, adventurous and who possess a deep love of their land, language and traditions. These are qualities to be greatly admired.

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City of Arts and Sciences, València…

The complex was created by architects Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. They worked together with the engineers who designed the structural covers of L’Oceanografic, (the aquarium), Alberto Domingo and Carlos Lázaro. It was inagurated on the 9th of June of 1998 together with the opening of El Hemisférico. The last of the components was the Ágora, which is located between the bridge called l’Assut de l’Or y and l’Oceanogràfic.

The entire complex was built at the end of what once was the River Turia. The entire river was transformed into one of the largest urban parks in Europe. It extends close to seven kilometres and contains beautiful trees, plants, flowers, gardens, bike paths, fountains, football fields, bars, cafes, restaurants and it is the most magnificent place to rest, stroll or exercise in the city.​

The City of Arts and Sciences, received 2,8 million visitors in 2018. The buildings are:

L’Hemisfèric

Shaped like a human eye. Contains an IMAX cinema, a planetarium with laser show. Its surface is approximately 13.000 m².

Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe

Sort of resembles the skeleton of a whale…It is an interactive science museum. Occupies approximately 40.000 m².

L’Umbracle

A garden area with a walkway for strolling and resting containing plants that are autocthonous to the Comunidad Valenciana. It is covered with floating arches from where one can see the entire area of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. It also contains an open air art gallery of sculptures, El Paseo de las Esculturas, which includes sculptures from such contemporary artists as Miquel Navarro, Francesc Abad and Yoko Ono among others.

El Oceanográfico

This is the aquarium, which is the largest in Europe with 110.000 sq. metres and 42 million litres of water. The top, in the form of a water lilly is the work of architect Adrián Peláez Coronado, a native of Valencia. The design of the same was the work of structural engineers Alberto Domingo and  Carlos Lázaro. The principal ecosystems of the world are represented: Mediterranean, Tropical Seas, Antarctic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Islands and the Red Sea. There is a submarine restaurant whose covers were designed by Félix Candela.

Palacio de las Artes Reina Sofía

Contains four large salons: Principal, Magistral, Anfitheatre and Small Theatre. Also an Expositions room. This theatre space is dedicated to Music and the Scenic Arts, Theatre.

El Puente de l’Assut de l’Or

Communicates the southern route with Menorca Street and its pylon, reaching 125 metros in height, is the highest point in the city.

El Ágora

A covered space dedicated to the presentation of concerts and sporting events, like the new grand prix of tennis of the Comunitat de Valencia. From 2020 on it will be the home of the CaixaForum València.​

Certainly a major attraction and a must see…

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