Barcelona 2008

Ahhh, Barcelona! The capital of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, a true European metropolis! The atmosphere at the center is that of a city that never sleeps! And most of all, the famous Rambla street, starting from the Catalonia Square and finishing at the statue of Christopher Columbus, at the port. Always overcrowded, with people of every color, age and sex. Restaurants spread their tables all over the pavement, with pictures of local recipes being shown at large advertisment signs. Most of them, are the ones called “tapas”, which means small portions of food, like appetizers. The most well-known tapas are “patatas bravas” (fried potatoes with white sauce of garlic and red tomato sauce), “chorizo” (local types of sausages), “calamares a la romana” (fried squid) or “chipirones” (small fried squid), “albóndigas” (meatballs) and, last but not least, “paella” (rice cooked with seafood or chicken). Enough with the food, because my mouth is already watering! Between restaurants, little shops are situated on the pavement, selling everything from flowers to handmade sweets. But the most spectacular event of the Rambla street is, undoubtedly, the street artists! Take a look around and you will see them everywhere! I have the feeling that there is an informal competition running among them… And I don’ t believe that they do it just for the money, as they earn a living out of doing this thing. I’ m convinced they put their best on creating the best “costume”  in order to attract as many people as possible from their “rivals-artists” and earn admiration and applause from the crowd. Well, unfortunately, I spend only two days back then at my first visit at Barcelona, so the pictures are quite few for a place like this. In time, I will post new pictures from my following trip over there!


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  1. Pingback: Barcelona 2011-2012 | kouremenosmallias

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