Saturday, June 13, 2009
Barcelona´s Old City
On the edge of Barcelona´s principle walk street, La Rambla, is the old city. It´s artsy, playful and steeped in history. There are countless cafes...and everything for the tourist who has money to burn. I wandered the streets photographing bent walkways, Gaudyesque murals, and the melange between edgy and ancient. I had a cold chai tea latte that was to die for and then eventually found my way into the history museum. They had a fabulous archeological displays of Roman baths, fish curing tanks, laundry facilities (which employed donated urine as a whitener) and the make-up used by proper Roman women. In a way little has changed, the women of Barcelona remain gorgeous and trendy.