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Sant Pau Hospital

Sant Pau Hospital
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-05
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Exposure: f/0.6, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-04-07 1:19
Viewed: 912
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am back home and now the very exciting moments - to see my pictures on the big screen and the possibility of some pp. Quite a task with 36 GB of pictures.

The last day I spent in Barcelona. When I was there two years ago, I visited Park Guell, Casa Battlo , Pedrera and Sagrada Famiglia, but I had no time for Hospital Sant Pau. So now I left my backpack and went there. As is often in famous place, There are incredible herds of people near Sagrada Famiglia, simply horror. And I do not like how they build it now. So I left the area as quickly as possible. The complex of Sant Pau is very beautiful, maybe I like it most of all, and very quiet.

The former Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is a complex built between 1901 and 1930, designed by the Catalan modernisme architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Together with Palau de la Música Catalana, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It was a fully functioning hospital until June 2009, when the new hospital opened next to it, before undergoing restoration for use as a museum and cultural center, which opened in 2014.

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Hello Malgo,
36GB is a lot of pictures! The most I achieve is around 100 pictures per day. I can certainly see why you would want to take a number of pictures of this beautiful building. I like very much the wide angle view and the animated atmosphere. The clear blue sky makes a superb backdrop for the lovely brickwork. Superb technical realisation.

Hi Malgo,
I remember this hospital, maybe the most beautiful one in the world. Impressive architecture, great attraction point for the city.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14493 W: 1047 N: 29302] (138504)
  • [2017-04-07 2:34]

Hello Malgo,

Perfect density levels that have given clean whites and solid blacks along with punchy light contrasts. Wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the red brick building & the blue sky with impeccable sharpness. Tfs!

Hello Malgo,

I like how you have given us rich details of the building, with its warm red exterior, and your composition leads us naturally inwards.
There is also, a lot of interest in the figures, scattered about, all with different intentions andattitudes.

Have a lovely w/e,
Bev :-)

Dear Malgo,

Due to the lights and the slightly "gingerbread" style houses it seems like a scenery from a musical, where everybody acts according to the well-planned screen-play.

Best Wishes,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24633 W: 523 N: 41345] (177668)
  • [2017-04-07 3:55]

Hello Malgo,

What a wonderful panorama picture.
I like the nice old architecture of the buildings in background.
You chose a nice angle, we get much to see.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Hello dear Malgo and have a nice time
and a happy new day
interesting captute with impressive architectural
details very well composed
I like the whole inspiration
great work welldone and wellseen

Ciao Malgo,

J'ai pu constater que tu as fait une très belle rencontre à Barcelone. J'espère que tu as pu visiter la ville avec quelqu'un qui la connait bien. Superbe hôpital que je ne connaissais pas.



Hello Malgo,
This is an interesting building I had never heard of and the weather was favourable. The colours are beautiful and as always I like that there are a few persons in the foreground.
Today there was a likely terror attack in Stockholm, but I was far from the central area.
Best regards,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2017-04-07 8:03]

Piekny budynek i bardzo zadbany, super zdjecie, ostre, ze kazdy detal mozna policzyc, super
pozdrawiam Ryszard
PS. Witaj znow w polskim piekielku

Hi Malgo,
This is a wonderful place. Wide open place with lots to see. And the hospital has special architecture mixing classic and modern elements. Thanks for showing, although I've lived in Barcelona, I'm not familiar with this place.

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 715 W: 129 N: 1144] (7625)
  • [2017-04-07 11:09]

Hello Malgo
Beautiful buildings can be seen in Barcelona, this is a fine example.
Magnificent building with nice and intrincate facade.


Hola Malgo, muy buena fotografía de esta bonita e interesante composición con escena de vida cotidiana y el bello edificio al fondo, muy bien captada en esta bonita imagen, con buena nitidez, luz, color y calidad. Muy buen e interesante trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mia. Gracias por compartir este bonito trabajo.

Buena noche y feliz fin de semana.
Mejores deseos desde el sur de España.
Un cordial abrazo.

Ciao Malgo
sono d'accordo con te, la Sagrata Famiglia è stata fotografata milioni di volte, mentre questo bellissimo ospedale non è così conosciuto, mentre invece merita un posto d'onore.
Buon we

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11923 W: 126 N: 21559] (110447)
  • [2017-04-07 14:42]

Hi Malgo,i lost a visit there during my 2 daily trips in Barcelona,one of the most beautiful example of architechture available in this city,caught in a great way as usual. Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Malgo
Wonderful view of this building fantasy, the last time I've been to Barna, it was not finished yet, the next time I go to this city, I already have an afternoon to entertain.
A fantastic photo, with beautiful natural colors, very good lighting and excellent sharpness.
Well done. I love.
Enjoy the weekend.
Very best regards.

Hi Malgorzata,

The space in front of the hospital is giving depth to the composition. the point of view is showing the details of the architectur eof the hospital. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.


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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2017-04-12 16:28]

Czesc Malgo
Trafilas w to urokliwe miejsce :)
Wysoko jest na mojej barcelonskiej liscie ;) choc jak kogos chce sie namowic do odwiedzenia szpitala to lekkie zdziwienie maluje sie na twarzy.

Hello Malgo,
What an elaborate complex for a hospital! I am glad they turned it into a museum and a cultural center, this way the public can continue to enjoy it.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2017-04-30 2:05]


I didn't visit the hospital too. yes, it is a very beautiful building and I can see lots of photographers around. nice contrast of the red and blue. a compo very beautiful and well done. TFS.


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