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.