While planning my vacation to Barcelona, Spain, a friend recommended that I take a day trip to Montserrat, which is a mountain range about an hour drive from Barcelona. On top of the mountain is a Benedictine Abbey and a basilica (Santa Maria de Montserrat), which was founded in the 10th century and continue to operate to this day with less than a hundred monks. The place has become a major tourist attraction as well as a pilgimage site for young Barcelonians who hike overnight to watch the sunrise from the heights of Montserrat. On the day of my visit, it started raining in Barcelona and our tour guide warned us that it may get foggy in the mountains so visibility may not be good. I was feeling disappointed during the drive as I was looking forward to photographing the rock formations around the monastery and throughout the range. When we arrived at the abbey there was fog all over the place, however, I was still able to partially see the rock formations and realized that the fog made the whole place look like we were in heaven…it was a breathtakingly beautiful sight. As the day went by, the fog started lifting exposing more gorgeous rock formations driving me wild with my iPhone’s camera. My biggest regret that day was leaving behind my DSLR in the hotel and using my iPhone instead. Photos would have been more gorgeous had I used my DSLR. Anyway, here are a few photos I took during my trip to Montserrat, which in literal translation means “saw mountain” as it looks like a handsaw from a distance.

24 Comments on “HEAVEN ON EARTH

  1. DSLR or no DSLR, beautiful photos in any event. Moody weather makes for some of the best shots. Thanks for taking us there and thanks for visiting PhotoBlography. Cheers.

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  2. Stunning photography! Every photo has a story and they speaks a lot about, that adds the more beauty to each photo…Keep it up Mr.Photographer!

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  3. I don’t know what it is but something about the odd lines and angularity of those buildings with the organic shapes of the rock formations over them is just… captivating. I could look at that all day and keep finding new things to like!

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    • It was a sight to behold and I just kept clicking on my camera. Glad to know you like my photos. Thanks for dropping by and hope you visit again.


  4. Your photos show me a place that I will never get to visit. The fog makes it look mystical and interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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