February 24, 2019

Drone Photos of Barcelona Highlight the Symmetry of the City’s Architecture

Hungarian photographer Márton Mogyorósy gives a bird’s-eye view of Barcelona through gorgeous aerial photographs. Eschewing well-worn monuments like the Sagrada Familia and La Rambla in favor of lesser-known gems, Mogyorósy gives an unexpected tour of the city by land and sea. Focusing in on the unique symmetry of the urban landscape, Mogyorósy picks out elements of geometry in each composition.

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January 27, 2019

Photographer Documents 100 of Madrid’s No-Frills Bars Before They Close for Good

British photographer Leah Pattem (of the Madrid No Frills blog) has been documenting Madrid’s traditional dive bars and cafés for the last two years. Now with over 100 photos of bar fronts, her series, titled 100 Of Madrid’s No-frills Bars, captures the unique charm of each locally-loved haunt before they close their shutters for good. “These bars are special because they underpin local communities,” Pattem tells My Modern Met.

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June 21, 2018

Stunning Photos of Matera’s Cave Dwellings and Historic Architecture

Italian photographer Federico Scarchilli turns his lens toward Matera, showing the spectacularly unique architecture of this ancient Southern Italian town. Matera is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world known for its cave dwellings—which in recent years have been transformed into luxurious cave hotels. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and named the 2019 European Capital of Culture, Matera’s history has been rocky.

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