Selasa, 25 Jun 2013

La Rambla? Les Rambles? Las Ramblas?

The name LA Rambla is derived from Arabic, signifying a dry riverbed - which is what this spot was until 14th century, when Barcelonas began to populate the area. The stream was soon paved over, and it developed into a pedestrian-only promenade

Victor Hugo proclaimed La Rambla " the most beautiful street in the world " while the Spanish poet Federico Gracia Lorca said it was the "only street he wished would never end"

The tree-shaded, pedestrian-only promenade stretches nearly 2 km down gentle slope from the city's hub, Placa de Catalunya to the waterfront. To the left (as you walk down it) is the Barri Gotic, to the right is El Raval, an emerging artsy neighborhood.

From Plaza Catalunya



This place is famous for street performers including human statues






Streets Artist




Mirador de Colom, marking the end of the Rambla and the start of the waterfront is a statue honoring Christopher Columbus


Portal de la Pau 


The Rambla del Mar is a wooden walkway connecting the Portal de la Pau at the bottom of La Rambla with the Moll d'Espanya, which is home to the Maremagnum leisure and shopping complex, the Imax cinema and the sailing clubs.

Designed by Helio Pinon and Albert Viaplana, who also created the maremagnum building.



Passeig de Josep Carner


Location: Barcelona, Spain

3 comments:

R.a.W | Ramble and Wander berkata...

Hi, I love walking along La Rambla, what with all the street artists & souvenir stalls, and even more so with the nearby Gothic district. When I was there, there was this shop called 'Kuala Lumpur' towards the end of La Rambla, which was quite a pleasant surprise. I wonder if it's still there today?

Thank you for this walk down the memory lane :-)

m.u.l.a.n berkata...

tumpang seronok baca & tqs a lot for sharing...

HiDayah@GM berkata...

RAW,
Hello,
yup,the "kuala lumpur" shop still there. wajib ambik gambarkan! I'm so in love with this city!

mulan,
welcome, sharing is caring :D