The City of Arts and Sciences is an ensemble of six futuristic buildings in the riverbed of what was once the Turia River and today is the beautiful Turia Gardens. Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela, the City of Arts and Sciences is an impressive example of modern architecture, offering an endless capacity for entertaining and stimulating the minds of its visitors. No wonder photographers from all over the world flock to Valencia to take their chances with the enchanted city as the site became an international landmark.
These buildings look so out of this world in fact that all photos of the City of Arts and Sciences have a guaranteed ‘wow’ effect. But shooting the same six buildings, no matter how impressive they might be, it’s limiting. And this is precisely why it became a fashion lately for the photographers to use HDR and play with their photos further, trying to give new dimensions to the place. I don’t like HDR photography all that much, but I just love the way the City Of Arts And Sciences looks processed like this. It can never be overdone and it never gets old.Further reading: 30 things to do in Valencia
|Hemisferic at City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia|
|The science museum at City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia|
TIP: The new AVE high-speed train connects Madrid with Valencia in only 1h 35min. If you are visiting Madrid, a day trip to the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is a reality now. And if you are in Valencia, you can go sample Madrid and maybe even have lunch in the oldest restaurant in the world.
If you love Santiago Calatrava’s work as much as I do, or you know somebody who does, here’s the perfect gift – Santiago Calatrava: Complete Works.