Frank Gehry's iconic seaside sculpture from the 1992 Olympics.Barcelona, CT, Spain
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If fishing had been an Olympic sport, architect Frank Gehry would have won the gold medal for his enormous El Peix d’Or (Golden Fish), designed for Barcelona’s 1992 Olympic village and port. With the twin towers of the Hotel Arts Barcelona and the Torre Mapfre, this glittering mesh sculpture anchors a sweeping expanse of beach that stretches up to the fanciful sail shape of the trendy W Hotel in one direction and down to the yacht-festooned Port Olímpio in the other. As it faces the Mediterranean Sea, the open-mouthed Peix d’Or looks ready to wriggle off its stand and leap back into its briny home. Stop off at one of the many fine open-air seafood restaurants along the boardwalk for a taste of zarzuela (seafood stew) or fideus, a paella-type dish made with noodles instead of rice.April 26, 2012 Like Add a Comment