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This Is The Tour Of Barcelona You've Been Waiting For

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It is no secret that Barcelona is a vibrant international destination, but the city has never looked livelier -- or lovelier -- than it does in these two minutes.

In the above video, photographer Robert Whitworth captures the true magic of the Spanish city in flow-motion, a variation of the time-lapse style. In an email to The Huffington Post, Whitworth discussed filming in Barcelona -- his first film shot in Europe, after a handful shot in Asia.

"In few other cities is it possible to walk from spectacular location to spectacular location," he said. "I had a fantastic time adventuring around Barcelona's winding streets."

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And adventure he did. In a number of minutes, Whitworth's footage beckons us into iconic buildings, winds us through side streets, and flies us above the iconic cityscape -- all as day and night come and go within seconds.

pi tower dusk

It's no secret that Whitworth's flow-motion style is unique. It is also time-consuming: he spent upwards of 350 hours filming this project. However, he believes the process is worth it.

grand theater

"The most rewarding part of shooting time lapse is when you're alone watching something astoundingly beautiful," he said. "Can't beat those moments. One nightfall shoot was on the top of the beautiful Santa Maria del Pi, with all of Barcelona illuminated in glorious orange light as the sun went down -- and only me to appreciate it."

pi tower nightfall

Thanks to this film, we can all appreciate it as well.

Plus, his stills from Barcelona (continued below) are equally stunning.

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staircase

palace

pi tower

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