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274 Getting to know Guggenheim by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography


Last shooting of the year: On my way back from France after celebrating Christmas I had a first try at this impressive construction by Frank Gehry. I will add it to my to do list of photography.

The building: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Spain.. It was inaugurated in 1997. Built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea, it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.

223 challenge by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography

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Le Louvre Abu Dhabi Project - day 2

"It is both a calm and complex place. A contrast amongst a series of museums that cultivate their differences and their authenticities.  It is a project founded on a major symbol of Arab architecture: the dome. But here, with its evident shift from tradition, the dome is a modern proposal."

Some words by Jean Nouvel, great architect, winner of the Pritzker Price and designer of Le Louvre Abu Dhabi, opened last November. 

Enjoying my personal photographic project to the full!

213/365 challenge by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography

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Daniil Trifonov, exceptional Russian pianist, at 26 is touring the world and playing in the biggest concert halls. We had the great luck of listening to him in Geneva, where he amazed us all with his "Hommage a Chopin", an unusual programm full of surprises.

Here he is, concentrating before the concert. I was quite far away but had a powerful lense in my bag this time.

211/365 challenge by Carolina Negel _Architectural Photography

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Festival Antigel, Geneva

Botanical garden as a huge scenery for a science-fi show at night by -4 degrèes...extraordinary experience.

""Nous sommes les derniers de l’espèce à garder le foyer. Notre foyer." Votre foyer, en vrai. Car avec cette histoire à rêver sur nos deux pieds, fabriquée par l’auteur Fabrice Melquiot, vous serez plongés dans une galaxie inconnue d’une saveur sauvage. Une planète fictive gorgée de végétaux, où les serres communiquent par la lumière et où des bestioles presque humaines cohabitent dans une étendue de poésie fantastique. "Botanica" traduit admirablement l’envie du festival de faire redécouvrir le Jardin botanique dans un court voyage sensoriel singulier. Un conte sur les oreilles, des chorégraphies végétales sous les pupilles et des jeux de faisceaux oniriques impalpables qui soulignent par la même occasion l’importance de la flore et de sa conservation."

Show produced by Festival antigel & Eric Linder at Geneva's Botanical gardens