Les Ramblas


For centuries, the Rambla was an open watercourse and the city's outlet to the sea. Today an ample avenue shaded by luxuriant plane trees, it divides the Raval from the Gothic quarter. Structured around a wide central boulevard with traffic lanes on either side, the Rambla is a river of vitality with kiosks selling newspapers, flowers and domestic animals. Wider at the lowest end, the thoroughfare reaches its mean width on a level with Plaça Reial, a rectangular porticoed square dotted with tall palm trees and bathed by the sun. The Rambla is lined with the outdoor terraces of old cafés, establishments with Modernist façades and new souvenir shops, but perhaps most interesting point is the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the opera house, seat of Barcelona's important tradition as a city of opera lovers.
excerpt from
Barcelona The City of Gaudì

12 - 15 September 2001
Joan Miró
mosaic

Ramblas Mosaic




Ramblas View



Ramblas Flower Stands



Ramblas Bird Stand



Ramblas Bird Stand Closeup



Ramblas Puppet Closeup



Ramblas Puppets



Ramblas View Wide South





Ramblas View Wide North


Groups of women
making lace

Ramblas Ladies Making Lace



Ramblas Lace Making Closeup



Ramblas Lace Making Closer Complex


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