Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Two on Tuesday


One charming side effect of the mild Mediterranean weather is the fact that terraces are open to the public all year round. This shot was taken one December morning in Barcelona a few days ago at the centric and classy Paseo de Gracia, surrounded by chic boutiques and fashionable restaurants. I'd dare to say the ones sitting outside enjoying the timid sunshine are tourists, the locals are most likely sitting indoors enjoying their café con leche, since the temperature was around 12ºC/53ºF.

It isn't crowded as it was a bit after 10 am, the shops had just opened. Somebody knew I needed a combined shot for both My World Tuesday and Ruby Tuesday, that explains the cushions!!

Ruby Tuesday
My World Tuesday

19 comments:

  1. We aren't tourists here in Hawaii, but we haven't completely acclimated, either. The other night we chose to sit on the terrace of one of our favorite local eateries, and the waitress was shocked. She told us, "It's too cold to be outside!" It was around 20C then, too, and it rarely gets colder than that here.

    Pretty picture. Those red cushions look comfy.

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  2. Looks like the weather is great, wish we could say the same here..lol. Thanks for sharing your world.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  3. What a beautiful place, Mar. So friendly and warm.

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  4. The weather's too chilly for me who's from the Equator. hehe....

    This is a good place to watch people passing by.

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  5. Thanks for sharing this nice terrace with us (here in Belgium 4°C brrrr...)

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  6. It is a long time since I was there , but it was nice to see the pace again. Thanks.

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  7. I don't know what is wrong but I can't see your picture?

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  8. Charming is right. This looks like the perfect spot to take a break. I would be one of those tourists if I could be. Give me timid sunshine to dreary rain anyday.

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  9. Looks so inviting......and WARM! Wish I was there....its below zero here! Thanks for showing your world!

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  10. As I sit cold, covered in snow, this looks pretty appealing!

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  11. You're really GOOD at finding shots that fit multiple memes! This is lovely. AS a tourist - I would surely have been sitting OUTside -- 53 is perfectly respectable outdoor weather!

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  12. A charming scene and a wonderful look into your world with its touches of red! Great choice for both memes.

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  13. I remember when we lived in Florida and how we would go to the beach in the fall and watch the tourist playing in the ocean. Ocean water is cold enough, but for them to be in there in the fall was crazy! I was wearing a coat.

    Great picture though...were the outside heaters on for the tourist? ;)

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  14. 10 am at the terrace in the middle of winter. Some people have all the luck.

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  15. Nice picture ! so if I understand well your world means siting around the whole day on a terrace and drinking red wine (for ruby tuesday) !

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  16. winter hasn't even started and I miss spring!!

    I love to sit at a cafe and people watch

    great shot

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  17. wow Mar, that's like a dream here as it's just way too cold to sit outdoors at all. I thought the photo was definitely taken during a different month.

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