On of the passions of people everywhere is people watching and Barcelona is no exception! Tapas bars line the paseo where people can watch the busy, or wandering, passers by. Unlike many touristic places, the Ramblas are used by locals as well as visitors. It is delightful to see the mix of elegant business suits and fashionably dresses women intermingling with the short shorts and baggy pants of the travelers. Characters abound, people pass and an occasional street musician will stop and play in hopes of a tip in the hat.
I just can't seem to resist the view from the top of the old bull ring on a beautiful night when the fountains are dancing with colors, the lasers are shining and the lights on the Olympic tower are flashing? How touristic of me! But there is something that draws me to the heights to watch the busses, taxis and cars in their endless circling around the base of the Plaça Espanya statues while people zig and zag across the streets rushing forward when the lights change and gathering at the corners when the signals turn red so as not to become a statistic.Come up to the top, enjoy something at the Japaanese Restaurant, Watatsumi , and enjoy the frenetic energy of the wheels going round and round below!
The line of motorcycles, the line of people out the door, the line of umbrellas marching don the Rambla Catalunya all seem to match the lines of plates holding some of the most interesting tapas! It is so much fun to watch the parade of dishes going back and forth across the street with the occasional taxi stopping to lat a waiter pass by.
The line of motorcycles, the line of people out the door, the line of umbrella marching along the Rambla Catalunya all seem to match the lines of plates holding some of the most interesting tapas! It is so much fun to watch the parade of dishes going back and forth across the street with the occasional taxi stopping to let a waiter pass by. One of my favorite standbys, Ciutat Comtal offers no end to the amusement of people watching!
You just have to come to Spain and have a taste of the amazing food at a Tapas Bar such as this! The freshest food, tastiest combinations, great wine and friends and the menu changes seasonally. Why don't we have more of these in the States?! I guess we would have just one less reason to come to Spain! Try one, you just might like it!