... But not without a clue. I'm just wandering the streets, and walking wherever my interest leads me. Sometimes I pass down a street I've been down before... other times, I turn a corner and find something completely different. Found: in the Barri Gothic - how's this for a statement against all the CCTV cameras all around us?
Yet today I needed to use my GPS feature on my iPhone. The data roaming fees are painfully steep, so I've been keeping it off - only going online when I have a wi-fi (or as they say here "wee-fee") connection. When seeking out a specific place in the middle of a maze, when it's already a challenge to find the names of the streets anywhere, you kinda need a map.
I was trying to get to my friend's place, and I knew I was within 5 minutes of his location... but I couldn't tell which way to turn or go... I only had a vague notion, and things looked familiar - yet it all just looks the same after a while
me: "so I'm in this little plaza, and there's a tapas bar with some tables outside, by some old church looking building - I can't find the name of the street - oh it's Carrer de ____"
Mac: "That can be anywhere - and I don't know the names of all the little random streets... "
Thank you GPS (and the crazy line outside the Museo Picasso for helping to guide me)
|the sidewalks have crazy patterns|
|view from where we sat for tapas|
The return home had to be on foot - MANDATORY. Those
Papas Patatas Bravas, Calamari, greasy sausages, pan con tomate & 4 glasses of wine needed to be walked off. I did take a break to snap a couple more pics. (just a note: Papas is Mexican, Patatas is Spanish for potato)
|on Paseo de Gracia|
Soundtrack: The Black Keys, Brothers (x2 - it was a long walk home... longer than i thought)
|You know you're on Paseo de Gracia when the sidewalk looks like this|