Within the same 3 hours, i took the subway to Catalunya station to have short stroll at La Rambla. I think i should call it a brisk walk, it was quite rushed really considering that i had a good meal at Quimet y Quimet. Had to get away from work, a frustrating day.
But it was also here that i was conned of Eur200. I was out for a walk here one early morning in one of the small lanes. 3 plain clothes men approached me, flashed their police identification and demand to see my ID. Happily, i took out my wallet, which they took, checked my ID, counted the money and put them back. “All is in order” they said, and sent me on my way. I realized later that they took some of the cash as well. Ahhhh…. what was i to do ?? Am just glad i am not hurt in anyway.
Still, this is one of my favorite cities in Europe despite the experience. I cannot decide if its the architecture, the food or the people.
Along Rambla, you will find the “Mercardo Central”. Do give this place visit, some of the freshest sweets, chocolates, fruits, seafood and meats. A very touristy place again, and some of items cost double when compared to Corte Ingles.
Sad to say, shops here these days offer nothing for me. Zara ? H&M ? Pimkie ?……..Nada…….
Something at a window display……i like Volkswagen Campers !!!
Just too bad that the weather today was so cold, the street performers chose to stay at home….i think. 🙂 Only the street artists’ are out. 🙂
One thing with using a 35mm full frame is that you have to get rather close to the subject. I think i interrupted this guy….. nothing a smile after couldn’t take care off !!! 🙂
Lastly, Sagrada Familia by Gaudi. I haven’t the chance to visit, walked past and decided to snap some pics…..its already what….80 years in the making and not completed ? I heard its because every piece’s design is different and are by hand.
Last 2 pics : Iphone 4s, Hipstamatic
Rest : Leica M9 35mm Summicron