Yes, where else but La Rambla, Barcelona !!
La Rambla is perhaps, the most famous street in Barcelona. The wide boulevard connects the Plaça de Catalunya, a busy square, with the Columbus Monument and the city's waterfront.
The Rambla was originally a small stream flowing just outside the city walls. In the 16th century convents and a university were built along the river. In the 19th century the city wall was torn down and buildings were erected along the now dried up river. The original buildings were demolished but they are remembered in some of the names of the five different parts of the Rambla. Even though it is one continuous street, the Rambla actually consists of five 'ramblas'. That's why the street is also called Las Ramblas (Spanish) or Les Rambles (Catalan).
From the Plaça de Catalunya toward the harbour, the street is successively called the Rambla de Canaletes, the Rambla dels Estudis, the Rambla de Sant Josep, the Rambla dels Caputxins, and the Rambla de Santa Mònica. Construction of the Maremàgnum in the early 1990s resulted in a continuation of La Rambla on a wooden walkway into the harbour called the Rambla de Mar.
The promenade is crowded during the day and until late in the night. It is full of kiosks that sell newspapers and souvenirs, flowers and birds, street performers, cafes, restaurants and shops. Near the port are found smaller local markets and the shop-fronts of painters and draftsmen. Strolling along La Rambla one can see such historic buildings as the Palace of the Virreina and La Boqueria market and the famous Liceu Theatre (Liceo in Spanish), in which operas and ballets are staged. One of the side streets, only a few metres long, leads to the Royal Square (Plaça Reial), a plaza with palm trees and porticoed buildings containing many pubs and restaurants, and in which stamp and coin collectors gather on the weekends.
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holmertz (41753) 2012-10-15 11:27
This is an attractive street-shot showing painters, the people posing for them and curious onlookers. It's a nice and lively and colourful picture also giving us some idea of the architecture of the tree-lined street. Your well exposed composition takes in just about everything.
abmdsudi (43718) 2012-10-15 21:22
Simple street scene where the strong vivid colors play great part in influencing viewers attention. The postioning and color blend of an interesting busy artists at works with lots of atmosphere seem to suit the condition well, something for my eye to be drawn in. Full of local details and flavours, and all these elemets make the shot so descriptive. An excellent piece of street life, Well done, TFS.
snunney (84931) 2012-10-16 3:19
A nicely captured street portrait full of life. The point of view is well chosen putting the scene in context. I like the variety of poses and expressions.
josepmarin (57823) 2012-10-16 10:18
in this splendid capture you have caught the essence of the famous Las Ramblas in my city, its great vitality, its dynamism and the atmosphere created by the tourists, in a luminous, showy image and which has a great graphical and chromatic wealth.
ACL1978 (7491) 2012-10-16 13:18
Nice demonstration of the bustling and artistic nature of this street, Arunava. Plenty of fascinating people-watching opportunities, and the row of artsts is a nice subject. Well taken!
Silvio1953 (123603) 2012-10-17 1:15
Ciao Arunava, great capture of street artists in action, lovely composition with a lot of people, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
aliabazari (15847) 2012-10-19 19:21
Registration beautiful artists, and the daily lives of people. Well seen my friend