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Park Guell + Pinhole by Jana Uyeda

While in Barcelona for Pinhole Day, my good friend Alex (aka Pinholista)  and I decided to visit the famous Park Güell designed by Antoni Gaudí. If you decide to visit, you'll want to purchase your tickets online in advance and wear comfortable shoes as it's a bit of a climb to the entrance.

I brought my Ondu 6X6  and a few rolls of Kodak Portra. Enjoy!

Flowers are everywhere in the gardens surrounding the architecture. 

Flowers are everywhere in the gardens surrounding the architecture. 

The Austria Gardens.

The Austria Gardens.

Looking out towards the porter's lodge pavilions.

Looking out towards the porter's lodge pavilions.

A magical surprise. I'm not sure what happened here but it's sparkly.

A magical surprise. I'm not sure what happened here but it's sparkly.

Holiday Carousel 2016 by Jana Uyeda

Every year I take a pinhole of the carousel at Westlake Center in downtown Seattle. 

The last few weeks of 2016 were a bit chaotic with work and last minute holiday shopping but I did manage a quick trip to the carousel with my Ondu 6x9 camera and some Kodak Portra 160. If you want to take a look at previous years you can click this link.

Sagrada Familia by Pinhole by Jana Uyeda

During my trip to Barcelona I had the opportunity to visit the Sagrada Familia, one of the most visited tourist spots and an architectural wonder. 

I arrived just as the sun was setting behind the cathedral, casting a shadow over the entrance. When I walked up the stairs I honestly thought the entrance was a bit grotesque, like a candle dripping and running down its sides. There was so much detail in every available space, it was overwhelming.

The interior was an entirely different experience. The light was pouring through the stained glass windows and the geometry was astounding. 

At the very top of the ceiling, in several areas, there was a kind of fabric that gave the highest points a softer, gossamer like feel. It was a beautiful touch, though I'm sure more practical than I imagined. In the image below, the famous double-twisted columns gave a feeling of walking beneath a shelter of trees.

Jesus told me, before my visit, that I could not imagine the interior and he was right. There are crowds of tourists everywhere, but it's worth all that to experience the immense beauty within. Here is a pinhole looking up towards a cubist sculpture. I'm not entirely sure who or what that sculpture represents, but it's prominent. You can see the tourists' feet below.