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
Love the black-and-white shots…gorgeous! 🙂
Street artists and Barcelona are inseparable. :>
Beautiful photos. I have spent a lot of time in Spain. I really want to enjoy Barcelona but have always had rather strange experiences there. My heart will always belong to Madrid!
Thanks for sharing these photos. I lived in Spain for four years and it’s always a pleasure to view any photos from Spain. Connie
Fabulous post. My family was there last year….first time for us…..delightful. More of this please. Thank you
Looks so cold but I love the shops and markets. Great post
Reading your post reminded me of how much I love Barcelona and really need to go back soon,
Great walkabout shots!
I was constantly distracted from the piece that three actual police persons took part of your money from your wallet. What a great billboard picture that would make in encouraging visitors to visit this country!
I have not encountered a street artist in my City since the 70’s. I have some great charcoals of my daughter when she was little. I guess because of crime – this went by the wayside. – But I have the great memories
Last time I was in Barcelona in the Fiftys there were so many working girls lined up on the Rambla that if you got to the top with your trousers on they gave you a medal 😎
The city was under strict goverment rule and on a night to get into your hotel you had to summons a watchman by clapping your hands and waiting.
Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!
…following your blog…
All super photo compositions. Particularly like the one of the guy and boy whom you think you interrupted. There’s something about the lines of the folding chairs and easel, his hand poised and his look that really hold everything together. The Gaudi is just extraordinary. Must go and see it! Thanks for sharing these 😉
Great photos and commentary!
Beautiful! really made me miss Barcelona!
Some good photographs there; I particularly liked the photo of the fruit stall with, the stallholder alongside, and the street-artists looking over their shoulders. My enjoyment of these two photos could be down to my schadenfreud of seeing people at work, but I’m not certain . . .
The color of the fruits and vegetables is only matched by the power of the narrow streets in black and white. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful, beautiful pictures!
These photos are absolutely beautiful. I would love to visit Barcelona. Thanks for sharing these, you’re really talented.
Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! I live the shots of the market and your other shots have convince me that I must visit that part ofthe world!
I am from Barcelona, it is the most amazing city to take photos in, especially when the sun is shining. La Ramblas is magic – La marche, the life of the city, but there are so many other fantastic areas. Paseo del borne, Barceloneta (wicked for colour photos) and Gracia. It is a city made up of distinctly different parts, all of which have their own flair. Well done on the post.
Great photos. I can’t get enough of black and white. Also, markets are always interesting subjects, the variety, the signage, the colors.
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These are absolutely stunning photographs! I love travel photography; it is interesting to see how different people portray places differently. Sorry your wallet was stolen 😦 I love your shots of the street artists… and that they were taken on a leica.
Brought back a lot of good memories from my trip there back in 2000!!! Lovely vibrant photos 🙂
As a member of FCB i go there very often and these pics put a smile on my face..Beautiful city..
So scary about those fake cops. I mean as a visitor- how are you supposed to know what the police IDs are supposed to look like!? Great Barcelona photos!
Great pictures. Really captures an “old world” feel…
Great work! Thank you.
great photos, those are absolutely stunning.
just one word, Masterpiece
These photos are beautiful!
I am a photoblogger too, I love to capture emotions or just simplicity.
Thanks for sharing! I’ve always wanted to visit Barcelona …
I’d love to go back to Spain and visit this area. Great pictures, love ’em.
The white-and-black phots are simply stunning! thanks for sharing
Studied Spanish for 8 years, Catalan for 3, lived there for 2. Love everything about the country, can’t get enough of it. EXCEPT for some staggering reason I have yet to visit Barcelona, until next week! Great article and it’s just got me more excited about seeing everything and absorbing all I can in the week I’ve got. What work do you do there?
It’s crazy that iphone’s can take as good of a photo as a Leica these days. I’ve always wanted a Leica, maybe I should just get an iphone instead.
beautiful photos. And a Cause http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/parenteswithaspergers/
This is wonderful!
Barcelona is my favorite city in the world, and I feel like everyone who’s been there has had an experience where money or other things were stolen from them. And yet still everyone loves Barcelona. I can’t pinpoint the reason why, either… but it’s wonderful!
Beautiful pictures !
This reminds me of the time my dad and I were traveling through Portugal and he got pick pocketed. We were on the subway and a man and woman faked a domestic fight so that a third party could steal his passport. Boy we were surprised the next day at the airport check in. Horrible ending to a great vacation.
very interesting street
That was a lovely memorial to one of the most beautiful cities on earth.
Barcelona is on my long list of places to visit—on the top of the list. One of my characters from a novel I wrote is on her way to Barcelona but gets derailed in Paris during a transportation strike. I made a mistake in my novel however calling La Rambla Las Ramblas. Not sure how I came up with the plural version. Do you think the Spanish will forgive me?
Barcelona took me by surprise with it’s beauty; I agree with you, it’s one of my fave European villes too! Your pictures are great, but it’s too bad you got swindled of your Euros.
Your photos are stunning. Great blog!
Great street shots….Really do want to visit Barcelona one of these days.
Wow! What a great post! I love those awesome and great captured photos. How I wish I could visit that place,especially in Sagrada Familia by Gaudi someday….
Congratulations on being in the Freshly Pressed! Keep it coming!
I just loved the pics! Brings back so many memories. I was in Barcelona in July 2011 and I fell in love with the city. I too went to the Mercardo Central, which I actually used a picture from the market for the header of my blog. Gaudi was amazing. His influence is everywhere. I wonder if they will ever finish the one building (I can’t remember the name). One of the most memorable places was when I visited Gaudi’s House of Skulls. He was an architectural genius for sure.
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Please. I want to go here.
what’s covering the churches? some kind of moss? ivy?
amazing pictures.. 😀
what camera do you use????? 🙂
I highlight what camera/gears i use at the bottom of every post. I love my leica and iPhone 4s hehe 🙂
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Such a beautiful series of pictures from Barcelona!
Love the photos! Thank you for sharing.
I liked the B&Ws.
My wife and I visited Barcelona 2 summers ago. We really really loved the city. La Rambla was great and full of energy. And the Gothic Quarter close by full of history and tight alleys. Its really like going back in time – there are places you can find walls built by the Romans.
Views from the top of Sagrada Familia are something you don’t want to miss. Also make sure to visit Park Guelle.
Safe travels 🙂
These are beautiful photos, I am desperate to go to Barcelona. Also, Pimkie is the most useless clothing store ever. I like Promod, but it may only be in France.
Such beautiful photos. I love all of them, but the last two were my particular favourites. They were really taken with an iPhone? Amazing!
yup….you gotta download the Hipstamatic app though…it costs like a cup of coffee for the app, and another cup of coffee for that particular lens 🙂
A big Thank You to all who viewed and commented on my latest post…….a little overwhelm…..but happy at the same time. This is encouragement to keep posting and posting. My day is complete 🙂
……..And that i am right to spend my dosh on a Leica……….I hope !
A nice post about Barcelona! Have been wanting to go there…
i love the the freshest sweets, chocolates, fruits, seafood and meats!
wish i could spend a night @barcelona ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶… ♥♥
I love Barcelona, its up there in my list of top 10 cities in the world……great pics.
Thanks for posting these amazing pics! It reminds me on a great time I had in Barcelona some years ago!
Awesome place… Can’t be described any better.
Oh that’s terrible about your wallet. Glad you are okay! Your photos are lovely. La Rambla is a busy and wonderful place.
black and white photos look timeless, great post!
whoa!! Fantastic!! I’ll be at Barcelona at July of this year, I hope time will pass soon! Greetings!
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Ahhh it’s making me remember how much I love Barcelona. Note to self: book a flight soon.
Oh how i miss Barca. I lived there for two years in the late nineties and I miss it often. Your photos have really captured its atmosphere, especially the black and white ones. One of my favourite places in the city in Los Encantes, the fleamarket. I’ve written about how I found my best-ever bargain there, a genuine Pucci maxi dress for 200 pesetas (ie £1 or $1.5) Those days are gone . . . A lovely start to my morning those, these photos – thank you.
Oh the police… I’ve been living in Barcelona for little over a year now and luckily I haven’t been stopped by them. Nothing to hide or fear, just trying to avoid a bad moment. Can’t believe they even took some of your money! Anyways, do by “Mercado Central” do you mean La Boquería? Great place and yes quite expensive. I think it’s better to go there and eat at one of the restaurants on site.
Man, I miss this place! Thanks for posting the pics!
Very cool pictures! I love Barcelona, one of my favourite cities in the world. 🙂
Gorgeous photos!! like the b&w shot of the street artist and the sagrada familia shot below it 🙂 It reminds me of the good times I had there.. hope to be back there soon! Will start following your blog.. keep it up. cheers
You’re lucky to experience all this.
Feel sad for your purse.
The vegetables 🙂
The toy bus is my FAV!
Beautiful photographs. But last two one is awesome.
wow, your article is very useful. i like your blog. thank you friend.
Me gustaría visitar a Barcelona. 🙂
I love all the photos taken 🙂
I like the vw picture…the otheres are cool too
hey, sweet! i take photos of the ramblas too! check em out.
Love the series if photos – using both b&w and colour really brought out your experience there.
shame about the wallet, however glad it didnt put a damper on your time there!
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gorgeous; great blog about the character of the area
spain – one place i’d love to visit.
Gorgeous photos from the market – love the colour and the candy!!! Quite the story with the missing Euros. There are so many crazy scams out there – at least you were not hurt! Will remember to keep my money tucked away when we head to Barcelona for Easter! I can’t wait – looks gorgeous.
Thinking back, i think those guys are not policemen but imitators and they look rough. Well, what to do. Hope they are satisfied with the Eur200 and keeps them off the street for a few days.
Beautiful pictures 🙂 I love that city.
Love the fruit, Love the Gaudi, so I’m guessing I’d love Barcelona. Thanks for the fab pics.
These pics bring back memories! Beautiful.
I was sold even before you got to Gaudi. Beautiful photographs of a beautiful city I cannot wait to visit. The markets look delicious! I also love that you juxtaposed black & white with color. It adds depth & texture. I’ll be back.
Great ! Barcelona will be an unforgettable trip for you 🙂 Its a city with much character. Am trying to improve my photography….its a day by day affair and hopefully i am getting there.
Great stuff. Good for you!
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Nice post, beautiful pictures, you are really inspiring me for my blog
Thanks for the trip down memory lane… love Barcelona. Would love to go back yearly!
Beautiful pictures! I was in Spain in September and am already ready to go back!
very nice photographs of Barcelona.
barcelona might be my favorite place I’ve ever visited.
I have a VW Camper for sale if you are interested 🙂
Great post, always love Barcelona.
This really makes me miss Barcelona. Thanks for bringing back some great memories. Your photos really capture the feel of La Rambla.
Everything European always looks better in black-and-white
Just back from there. Sagrada Familia tops any of the buildings I have seen in other countries.
La Rambla, was there last spring. Great photos. Thanks for the memories. Xavi
Your photographs are Exquisite! Breathtaking! I’m really inspired by this post! I’ve always wanted to go to Barcelona, and now I’m itching even more. I’m sorry you got your money taken, but you’ve spread the wisdom of your experience and now we, future travelers, know to, perhaps, keep our money elsewhere, like in a tight, small purse around our necks or something of that nature. Anyways, love the post. thanks.
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I was beguiled by Barcelona during a visit there years ago! . . . Your post brought back all of those happy memories! Thank you for sharing!
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Fantastic photography. I love Barcelona!
Also, congrats on being Freshly Pressed on WordPress 🙂
Ack! That must have been a bit unnerving after realizing that a bit of your cash had walked off, though I do love your outlook regarding it. Absolutely beautiful city and it’s no wonder you love it so. It’s been added to my Must See list, if nothing else than for the VW Camper. I. Must. Have It. That is sooo my car. Now if only I could fit in it…
I love these photos. I lived in Barcelona for a summer and I miss it constantly. It is a wonderful city. Thanks for posting.
i sooo want to go to barcelona now 😦 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Superb shots and nice comments!
I was there during Carneval in 2010. This took me back. Thanks!
awesome post. i loved barcelona when i was there…i can’t wait to go back, barcelona was definitely one of my favourite european cities!
Stunning images! Thank you.
Beautiful pics!…Your post makes me so nostalgic from my trip to Barcelona….
Oh, how I miss Barcelona! Thank you for bringing back some great memories — aside from the one when I was also robbed, but that was in Paris at knifepoint…
I also enjoyed the Mercardo Central Market 🙂
A lot of colors, people and stories ❤
Great pictures. One of my favorite cities in Europe. Fascinating people also. I think Barcelona should be on everyone’s “bucket list”.
Wow! These are incredible photos, I love how you captured the mood in each one.
Wonderful post and photos, takes me back to the same streets I strolled only a few months ago…ah nostalgia. I’ve heard a lot of ‘horror’ stories about stolen passports/money in Barcelona, so when I went I was extra careful/ paranoid because those people seem to have this incredible telepathic-theft kind of way of doing those things!
The first two photos took my breath away; they’re so artsy/trendy. It’s amazing what black-and-white and an eye for creative photography can capture! p.s. Congrats on making the first page!
Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing
Sagrada Familia is amazing and is so worth the annoyance of trying to get in. You’ll never forget that experience.
exactly…i couldn’t be bothered with the queue, which is why i didn’t enter….ahaha…only had 3 hours that day !
wowww… that’s awesome…!
those photos are great, like them so much
i love the foto of the Market.
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Very gorgeous black-and-white shots.
Very lovely shots. I was just in the city this past summer with my family in the Gracia neighborhood just up from La Sagrada Familia and it was fantastic! I had a great visit to a winery in the hills of the city and penned my thoughts on that trip dubbing the post, Cavalonia.
you were in Montserrat ? now thats a place i want to go see……. friends were telling me that i can bring my own bottle, fill it up with fantastic wine for Eur 1 and drink drink drink ! True ?
Not Montserrat but Villanova-del-Penedes visiting the wonderful Cava producer, Naveran. That’s why I call the post Cavalonia to honor the bubbles and the Catalan region that are so intertwined. Did you see the lovely ceramic wall art rendition of the Sagrada Familia in the underground? If not it’s in my post and is gorgeous!
Thanks for the inspiration! I’m going to Barcelona in two weeks, and I can’t wait!
I loved it here. In spite of the girls, (there were a lot more in Madrid!), the street peddlers and the questionable characters. The restaraunts were excellent and legit vendors were so gracious. Plus the aquarium was worth 2 hours of my time.
Great site, man. Wonderful colors !
I love the B&W vs color angle; nice post. Congrats on being freshly pressed.
Very beautiful photos! I am a WordPress photographer as well.
Wow i was just in the city this past summer with my family in the Gracia neighborhood just up from La Sagrada Familia and it was fantastic!
The pictures look so alive!
stunning gaudi design pic and cool BW street artist pic!!
Ahh, makes me miss Spain so much!!! I wish I was back there. Mayhaps next year 😉
just want to say wow! Lovely pictures!
beautiful photos! especially the black and white ones 🙂 keep it up!
lovely photos. Laughed at your comment re 80 years in the making and still not finished. If you look at a lot of the old buildings – Notre Dame, Arc de Triomph for instance – they took decades or more to build. We benefit from their completed form but I wonder how the townsfolk felt about them at the time as the construction dragged on and on….
Its quite a challenge to remain faithful and true to the old ways, someone told me that every carving thats on the wall,is done by hand…that must be a like a few million pieces. No wonder it took 80 years and still going….I must visit and see whats inside the next time.
I’m off to Barcelona in April and looking forward to it more now.. thanks for the post, I’ll be reblogging this one 🙂
love the mercado shots!
What a great city – thanks for reminding me!
Its really nice collection , all owesome.
Excellent photos. They took me back to when I visited Barcelona. I got conned in Madrid if that makes you feel a bit better.
I lived in Madrid for 2 months some years back. Also a cool city !
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Just went there a month and half ago…. Great Christmas decoration on La Rambla… Looking at these picture brings back memories… Thx
WOW beautiful pictures. You brought back lots of memories for me!
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Επειδή μου θύμισε το δικό μου ταξίδι στην Βαρκελώνη…
Αν και η La Rambla παραείναι τουριστική για τα γούστα μου και πάλι αποτελεί μια πολύ όμορφη γειτονιά της Βαρκελώνης. Ειδικά η λαϊκή αγορά που έχει…
These pictures capture it wonderfully! I was just there last weekend and was so excited to see this up!
Nice shots! Barcelona is a great city to take photos the light here has something very special… something that makes you take your camera out and shoot… By the way take a look at my photoblog with some photos from Barcelona also. http://www.fentfotos.wordpress.com.
keke 🙂 Your pics are nice ! I like Barri Gòthic.
Muy buena serie. Gran trabajo de calle.
That’s spanish or catalan ? the 2 always gets me confused 🙂
Randomly stumbled upon your blog. Fascinating! Love the photos! (We’re Anthony Bourdain fans, as well!)
Beautiful shots! I cannot wait to go there one day 🙂
Love the pictures. sorry for your bad experience…. I am sure they weren’t policemen.
hello, the pic series just took my breath away. there’s a certain feel to them, it’s like they’re up close. ^^
but i fell in love with the site’s font first, ahaha. and your narration is not intrusive. amazing post! 🙂
I really love the three-rows-of-fruits-picture and the purple van! 🙂 Went to Barcelona once a few years back. Fantastic city, even though I was jumped by pick-pockets! 🙂
Reminds me of when I was in Barcelona in 2009. Great suff here!
I love this place! I’ve been there in 2010 and I knew a special person who is still my friend by distance. This place is warmful. Wish I can return some day.
Heading to Barcelona first week in March,…so I really enjoyed your blog, I really can’t wait to go! I love the black and whites.
barcelona is truly a great city!!
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makes me that little bit more excited about our trip out there in April!!!
You take me back to our walking in this great city. Loved your photos. Congratulations. Julie
Love your blog…. Stunning photographs and interesting Diary Entries!!!!!
nice pictures ! 🙂
Wellcome to Barcelona my friend!!
Greeting from here 🙂
I like all the photos in B&W! Great job!
your photography is stunning… brilliantly encapsulates the moment.
My family has been to Barcelona on our world trip… I liked it as well! Cool hipstamatic photos… Maybe I’ll start taking pics like that as well.
There’s a lot more to the hipstamatic app, so many different lenses, so many different films. The possibilities are quite endless. Go for it ! 🙂
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So Amazing. I would love to do that!
WHAT MORE CAN I ADD???
I loved walking along La Rambla when I was in Barcelona. But my favorite part of the city was definitely that it’s home to so much Gaudi architecture. Definitely stop by La Sagrada Familia when you have the chance. It was under construction last time I was there, but still breathtaking from the outside.
Nice Picture ….
I had the pleasure to visit Barcelona in 1997 and The Ramblas was my favorite spot to enjoy the city and it’s people.
I was in Barcelona at Christmas time last year. I stayed in an nice old hotel just of La Rambla and found it sooo fascinating. Day or night, always people to watch, places to shop, cafes to indulge. And then the wild and crazy Sagrada Familia — what can I say? Your photos tell the tales magnificently!
i miss La Rambla sooo much!!! it is beautiful there.
Went to Barcelona and it wasn’t my most favourite city. However this post puts a different twist to my memories.
Awesome shots! Love the purple bus one! I love toys!!! 🙂
All your photos are amazing, but the Sacred Family by Gaudi is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your photos with us. The food pictures showing the mangos were also great as I love eating them! 😉
colour is my think i’m drawn to the bright friuts and veg and being a painter of people in live settings i’m loving the live artists on the streets http://medievalsittingduk.wordpress.com/
You did a lot in three hours! Sounds good fun though.
dying to get there someday!
Beautiful entry ,Excellent post 🙂
I love the picture of the street painter!
Beautiful photos. I have spent a lot of time in Spain. I really want to enjoy Barcelona but have always had rather strange experiences there. My heart will always belong to Madrid!
beautiful pictures! we had been warned about pick-pocketers so much that I swear we sprinted with our toddler in his stroller through most of these beautiful streets…
we still had a great time in Barcelona, but it’s difficult to stop and reflect on the small things and beauty around you when you are at the mercy of your toddler’s eating/sleeping schedule 🙂
although we did stop at meal-time 🙂 http://wp.me/p1sapf-bL
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This is a great travel blog I sometimes read. You might enjoy it on this wintry (in the northeast at least) cold day.
I love La Rambla, one of the best places I’ve ever been too. So lively, full of life and fun!
Great pic’s, iv’e been there once a few years back, you caught the atmosphere very nicely…
I’m visiting here in March, and your pictures made me even more excited to go. Thank you!
great pics! barcelona is beautiful! I’ve climbed segrada familia, it’s worth it 😉
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Hermosísimas fotos de la Rambla
absolutely beautiful photos!
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It’s been a long time since we were last in Barcelona so it was good to see these photos. La Sagrada Familia still looks pretty much the same as it was the last time we were there too!
Take a look for yourself….
Lovely pictures! I think it’s time to go to Barcelona! Thanks — and congratulations on bring Freshly Pressed!
These pictures are wonderful!
Here is my verbal take on celebrating art, life and culture in Barcelona…
Keep up the great work 🙂
Great photos!! One of the best holidays I have ever had was in Barcelona, and your pictures to me straight back there! Cheers!
Beautiful photos. I love Barcelona and went there in 2006. Time for anther visit! Thanks for sharing them
One of my favorite cities. I’ll be back there in April. Can’t wait. What beautiful pics.
Spain is just amazing! Great pictures and awesome lighting. Thanks for sharing!
very nice – really enjoyed it – especially the FRUITS! colours splendid! Almost like we were there with you!
I love Barcelona! And the Ramblas market especially. Canadian living in Belgium here. In Canada, at least where I’m from you have nothing like it. Here is Belgium , each town has it’s own little weekly market. Cute. But nothing compared to the Ramblas market. I would go bankrupt if I lived near there. Ahhh, and tapas. Maybe I should take another city trip soon…Thanks!
Easily relate-able trip through La Rambla, one thing that annoyed me was how visibly tackier it appears to be getting. I guess La Rambla is actually seen as a honey-trip for tourists, sadly it could be so much more. Love the city though.
Barcelona is a gorgeous city. You captured it well.
Wow! Really love your photos of Barcelona.
It was on my list of cities I still want to see and seeing those photos makes me want to go to see it very soon.
Thanks for sharing them!
I think I might want to check out Barcelona..simply because of your blog entry…….However, I will probably walk around with a baseball bat and when plainclothes men ask for my i.d., I will ask for their i.d. first…:-) Thanks for the 911.
it ain’t that bad…like it happened once in the 5 years i am traveling in and out of Barca ? thats pretty safe !!
btw, have you ever travelled to Madrid? If so, could you suggest places that are a “must see”! Love your photos…especially the one of fruits highlighted by the dude with locs——quite interesting….
just returned from madrid…interesting…..
i lived in Madrid for 2 months i think…..was deeply entrenched in work then….all i remember was driving in the circle highways…time to go back !
the outdoor cafes are quite nice(even in the brisk winter weather)…but what left most of an impression for me was the volcanic red, crimson, rust, and gray of the mountainous terrain(we drove from barcelona to madrid)…and the bull silhouettes interspersed along the highway at the tops of the mountains…nice….
Is that a 5 hours drive ? I did it once….as a passenger that is. Slept most of the way….hahaha. I do remember the bull silhouettes though and the little “castles” that peppered the landscape. Nice !
from france(alsace) to barcelona took 10 hours..we overnighted, then trekked out the next morning at 8..arrived in Madrid around 5:30 p.m…..my back was sore..but a shower revived me…
Sorry to hear about the robbery. I too was ‘con’d’ when I visited Barcelona. Some ‘salsa’ man decided to…’salsa’ with me and I’m sure pocketed my phone in the process.
I also enjoyed my experience at la ramblas although it’s a completely different place at night…at least that’s how I felt.
Oh…and nice photographs too 🙂
I’m Catalan and I live in Barcelona currently. It feels great to see pictures of home with nice comments. I liked your post 😉
Love the “story” and the shots.I miss Barcelona…
beautiful street portraiture! i’m digging this!
I love Barcelona for its architecture and its mysterious and narrow streets. El Barri Gotic and El Born are my favorite neighborhoods to get lost in.
Love your photos! The colours are so rich and vibrant!
Thanks for sharing! I’ll be in Barcelona in May and am looking forward to it even more after reading your blog!
those strawberries look amazing 🙂 love the pics of the market.
Wow – everyone I know (except myself, luckily) has had something stolen in Barcelona! Those guys are masters. I guess in a way it’s the price you pay for everything you gain by visiting. Make time to go inside La Sagrada Familia – you won’t regret it! Beautiful pics and congrats on being FP’d.
I will the next time !!
Great post, thanks for the photos and info about this part of the city.
Thanks for reminding me on this cold Wintery day in Canada of my time spent in Spain and the great adventures I had in Barcelona. The photographry is amazing.
The leica shots are amazing.The iphone shots pale in comparison.
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wow nice photo, hope I can go there someday, I like to see barcelona architecture.
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you sure they were Policemen? sounds very unusual to me – i was in Barca this weekend and had a wonderful time, such a beautiful place, did you manage to get to Parc Guell?
Am sure they are fakes…glad that u had a good time in barca!
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Love, love, love the photos. Sagrada Familia captured in all its haunting beauty. Something mysterious and compelling about architecture that is not filled in or is discovered as a ruin.