Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Teleférico del Porto, historical cable car above the port of Barcelona

I was very skeptical of taking this cable car between the port and mount Montjuïc but Kristel has this on her wish list. There are only two cable cars on this line, one in each direction. There are no seats inside the cabin and you have to stand together with about twenty people. Choose your position strategically when taking pictures. When you are in the middle of the cabin you can forget it.

The journey took about seven minutes but I was glad to have done this. The views of the port are amazing. We saw several cruise ships, the modern pedestrian bridge from high above it, the port authority palace and much more. At a certain moment we hung straight above a parking lot with yellow vans, I really like that picture.

Ik was zeer terughoudend deze kabellift tussen de haven van Barcelona en de berg Montjuïc te nemen maar Kristel wou dit absoluut doen. Er hangen twee gondels op de lijn, één in iedere richting. In de cabine voor ongeveer 20 personen zijn er enkel staanplaatsen. Neem je positie strategisch in zodoende dat je leuke foto's kan maken. Van in het midden van de gondel kan je dit wel vergeten. 

De rit nam ongeveer 7 minuten in beslag en ik kreeg geen spijt van Kristel haar keuze. Het zicht over de haven was ongelooflijk. We zagen verschillende cruise schepen, de moderne voetgangersbrug van op grote hoogte, het paleis van de havenautoriteit en nog veel meer. Op een bepaald ogenblik hingen we recht boven een parkeerterrein met gele bestelwagens, dit is een foto waar ik van hou. 
 
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12 comments:

  1. no seats in a crowded cable car? Sounds a bit scary

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  2. looks a bit crowded. don't know if i'd have enjoyed that!

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  3. zo ziet de wereld er ineens heel anders uit.

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  4. I would have wanted to do this too - I love being able to look down on the scene below

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  5. wat een eye catcher de foto met de gele auto's. Fijne avond en groetjes, Dietmut

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  6. The views are fantastic, and now you have had an excellent adventure! LOVE the yellow vans and the yellow gears! And pictures 8 and 9. I would have thrown up.

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  7. die staan mooi in het rijtje...

    prachtige zichten op Barcelona Filip

    groeten

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  8. Wow, what an amazing sculpture that is. Extremely lovely, creative shots, but what really takes my attention is all that bright yellow on the parked vehicles!

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  9. Truly amazing, all photos are lovely and show the place well.

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  10. Niet bang zijn hé Filip, zie wat een prachtige vergezichten je nu gezien hebt!

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  11. It was worth listening to Kristel. Spectacular views from the top, and you are happy now as you did in the cable trip.

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