Photographer's Note

Today I do a small pause in my series of Old scanned photos and return to the Port Olímpic of Barcelona, with another photo of the MAPFRE Tower, but with a
new angle of setting to obtain this effect that I define as "Stairway to Heaven" an honouring to most beautiful Led Zeppelín's ballad and the whole classic one in the rock of the 70's.
Before "Led Zeppelin IV" was published, Led Zeppelin interpreted Stairway to Heaven publicly for the first time in a concert in the Ulster Hall of Belfast on March 5, 1971 (the same day was my 20th anniversary!).

In WS it is possible to see the building of the Hotel Arts, which is the one that is reflected in the front of the original photo.

Lyrics of this song:

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the may queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven


Hoy hago una pequeña pausa en mi serie de Viejas fotos escaneadas y vuelvo al Port Olímpic de Barcelona, con otra foto de la Torre MAPFRE, pero con un nuevo ángulo de encuadre para conseguir este efecto que yo defino como “Escalera al Cielo” un homenaje a una bellísima balada de Led Zeppelín y todo un clásico en el rock de los 70’s.
Antes de publicarse "Led Zeppelin IV", Led Zeppelin interpretó Stairway to Heaven en público por primera vez en un concierto en el Ulster Hall de Belfast el 5 de marzo de 1971 (este mismo día yo cumplía 20 años!).

En WS se puede ver el edificio del Hotel Arts, que es el que se ve reflejado en la fachada de la foto original.

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