A nice memory from Barcelona at this time last year. La Rambla is a pedestrian mall in Barcelona that is always packed with locals and tourists, and for good reason. The 1.2 kilometer street joins Plaça Catalunya in the centre of the Barri Gottic, with the Christopher Columbus monument at Port Vell. During the Christmas season, the trees are adorned with all the nice strands of illuminated lights that you see in the photo. It reminds me of the similar lights on the trees at the Champs-Élysées in Paris. All along La Rambla you will find outdoor cafes and restaurants, tourist trap souvenir stands, buskers of all kinds, and unfortunately it is also well known for it’s pickpockets, and scam artists. Like in any high density touristy type place, be vigilant and don’t make it incredibly obvious that you are a tourist. Tourists are the easy targets for thieves, and they know how to distract you, so keep an eye on your wallets, bags, and other valuables and you’ll be just fine. If you go to Barcelona, La Rambla should be on your list of places to experience and enjoy. Make sure to stop at one of the outdoor restaurants to sit down and enjoy a nice glass of sangria. It’s the perfect way to absorb the sights and sounds of a typical Barcelona evening.
Road Trip Update
It’s my last day here in Atlanta and I leave for Saint Augustine, Florida tomorrow morning. I’m hoping that it will be be just a bit warmer than the unseasonably cold that we have had here in Atlanta the last few days. I went out last night with my new photographer friend Marcus to shoot some night scenes, and it was chilly!!! Neither of us were prepared for the Chicago type winds that we experienced, and I was wishing that I hadn’t forgotten my gloves in the car, or the bigger coat back at my buddy Carl’s house. We still had fun shooting some iconic Atlanta locations, and it was nice to spend some time getting to know Marcus, and seeing his city through his eyes.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Wishing you all a wonderful and happy holiday season.
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