Barcelona Photoblog: Jogging in La Rambla, Barcelona


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Jogging in La Rambla, Barcelona

Jogging in La Rambla, Barcelona [enlarge]

Jogging in Las Ramblas de Barcelona is so difficult that instead of that we should call it dribbling or slalom. On the other hand, stubborn athletes you can find all year long in any part of the world. I don't know, you are in the middle of a safari in Africa and suddenly you see a jogger waving at you right behind the lions. An old man is being mugged in a dark suburban street and a person in a hooded sweater passes by swiftly as a ghost in a Japanese horror movie, probably so isolated in their thoughts following a podcast on the benefits of sports that they inadvertently end up in the most transited and smoggy street of the city. In this case, there was some kind of cosmic impasse and for some milliseconds there was no one near the jogger, probably due to the use of a special force field or protective shield invisible to the human eye. Come to think of it, she was just a lucky tourist on the wrong street.


  1. Anonymous8:32 AM

    Great story and picture I dont know about lions in Africa but if you jog in Joburg you are more likely to get mugged !!

  2. Well that really was a great story! Joggers do seem to be in their own little worlds, don't they? Years ago I lived 1/2 block from a large city park where there were lots of joggers (I was one until I got shin splints). An elderly neighbor and I were sitting on her front steps talking when a woman jogged by on the sidewalk heading to the greenspace of the park. My neighbor surprised me by screaming after her: "Enjoy it now, honey, because in a few years they're gonna be bouncing around your knees!" Then she went right back into her description of an art exhibit she'd recently attended! It was funny!

  3. Anonymous5:20 PM

    It's strange to choose to jog in Las Ramblas.
    It was certainly early in the morning !

  4. - Joburg sounds like a frightening place. We have some of those too! Thanks.
    -Really funny. Well, for the jogger is just black humor. But it is quite a philosophical remark. She's gonna go fat and old no matter what. :) Oh divine youth! Thanks
    -It was in the morning! But not that early and on a Saturday. Thanks.

  5. That's an amazing frame. Almost looks like it was taken from some movie or a commercial. The fact that she appears to be alone... Almost bizarre. Love it!

  6. Thanks ilan, that's too kind of you :)

  7. I'm so glad I dont jog!


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