Torre Mapfre, Barcelona, Spain

FEBRUARY 2006 – Torre Mapfre, one of the many architectural icons of Barcelona in Spain. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

February used to be the time of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. I was sent off to attend the conference in 2006 for my employer, and it was my first time in this awesome, vibrant city. When the schedule permits, I love to explore a new city or location. In this case, I hopped on a bus with a guided tour in the late afternoon.

One of the many architectural attractions is Torre Mapfre, a high rise building with extremely clear lines. When we drove by, I immediately had this picture in mind. It puts the focus on the edges of the building, that all seem to lead towards the top corner. But the palm tree in the front adds a natural element that – with all its chaotic details – acs as the perfect counterpart to the building. I think it’s a nice image, even if shot just with my tiny Sony P&S camera.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time16-FEB-2006, 19:26
LocationBarcelona, Spain
CameraSony DSC-P72
Exposure1/13 sec at f/2.8
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2048 x 1536 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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