I discovered Montjuïc at my random walk, only ten minutes far from home and was amazed by the majesty of the place and the incredible view, as well. Montjuïc remains the highest point of the city because the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí believed, that no man-made object should be constructed higher than the work of God – the hill. Therefore, La Sagrada Família, when completed, will have its tower peak at 170 meters. This was intended to be one meter less than the Montjuïc hill.
Next time I went there to see the Magic Fountain in colorful lights-music performance in the evening, which is one of the favorite tourist attractions there. But the real magic usually doesn’t appear in the crowd. Later I didn’t stay on the top of the hill. I decided to continue to the park that offers almost full privacy, the sea view, gardens and several remarkable museums. You can see the work of famous artists from Pablo Picasso to surrealists Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró there.
Montjuïc seemed to be the perfect monumental set for the shooting. To emphasize epic character of the place I decided to wear new long black overall paired with a distinctive necklace. We came before 9 in the morning, which is the time in Barcelona, when most of the city is still sleeping.
But I can imagine the interesting experience, worth of surrealists, would also be, to walk there with a good companion, after dinner lasting way too long, and stay here till dawn. In fact, thanks to the clothes, attracting the attention of people going to work, I felt more like that, on my way from the shooting. I think, that’s what I’m going to do the next time, when coming back to Barcelona.
©Photos – Daniela Rifai Asisstance – Martin Jesny Creative direction – Daniela Rifai