The unseasonably warm weather has finally given way... and Autumn has befallen. Not gradually, either.
It was just 10 days ago when I was leaving my friend Mick's place down in El Born - and heading to the subway when I glanced at the giant neon thermometer near Plaza Catalunya and saw that it was 24 degress - at 23:45, no less! (Translation: upper 70s at 11:45pm.)
|Halfway to/from Vegas? not quite. I always feel like craps when i pass this.|
It always amazes me how many people are out and about walking the streets so late at night - sitting at cafes or tapas bars or just walking about. All demographics, too! From old people to teenagers and everything in between, tourists and locals alike.
Barcelona truly is a beautiful city, with amazing architecture and grand boulevards, and a fabulous public transportation system, and vibrant cafes on just about every corner. If you get tired, you can just sit right down at a bar or terazza, and get a cheap cana (beer), or a copa (wine), or an espresso or something for about 2 Euros... and they just let you sit there for as long as you wish.
|Turo Cafe - evening special - 1/2 cana & patatas bravas for 2 euros.|
Today, however, it was cold. I was listening to the weather forecast and it was talking about how it would be chilly with a chance of showers later. I was thinking how they got it right because it had jsut started to rain until i realized i was listening to KCRW - and that was the weather report for Los Angeles.
And then I saw this: