Enchanted water and pickpockets
La Font Magica Travel Blog› entry 7 of 15 › view all entries
Having read about La Font Magica and the fantastic display it is supposed to give four nights a week (thursday through sunday), we catch the last Bus Turístic that leaves Plaça de Catalunya today. The bus departs at exactly eight pm and we enjoy the ride once more, without the headphones this time.
We get off at Plaça d'Espanya and stroll slowly down the avenue towards the Magic Fountain. At this time there is no action whatsoever, neither the large centre fountain nor the small ones on the side of the road are working. The crowd is growing steadily, though. It is going to be hard to find a spot with a good view. Loads of people have positioned themselves on the pedestrian bridge and very close to the centre fountain. The latter is a disasterous spot if you want to take good pictures.
I decide to move away from the crowd and watch the display from a distance. I do so from the middle of the avenue leading to Plaça d'Espanya. Normally motorists don't drive over the centre part of the road marked with diagonal white lines. If they do, I won't be the only victim, I'll be sharing an ambulance with four or five Japanese people then.
When the show begins it is still rather light, therefor the fountain lights aren't turned on just yet. The jets of water are accompanied by bombastic classical music, however, making the show rather awecommanding.
Impressive as the show has been, we do start to feal weary and start thinking of going back to our appartment. We can take the underground, but a final walk sounds good, too. At the entrance of the subway station on Plaça d'Espanya I take out my city map to find out what the distance to our temporary home is. It's just the four of us, there's no one near us, but I've only been bent over my map for about 15 seconds when someone shoves a card under my nose, asking me wether I know the printed address.
I sleep like a log as soon as my head hits the pillow, but my mom dreams of robbers all night long.