Photos snapped of seniors along several of the public walkways.
In all the cities we visited in Spain there were tree-shaded walk-ways called 'Las Ramblas." Somewhere along most of them there is a playground built on some type of padded outdoor surface. Grass is reserved for public gardens. There are dozens of permanent benches, or if alongside a beach there will be movable chairs. In the Casco Viejo (Old Town) of each city there are pedestrian-only streets with lanes on each side for bicycles.
One thing we noticed over and over again: the custom of women walking side-by-side in lock-step with arms linked--sometimes three or four women walking together with arms linked--but men? Never!
I love the fact that people walk everywhere and measure time by minutes on foot: It's a 10-minute walk from the hotel or 20-minutes to the beach. We did our share of rambla-time. During our trip we walked between 5 and 10 miles per day except for the two longest days of driving. And because of that I actually lost weight on vacation. Well, the wonderful healthy seafood and fresh vegetables didn't hurt either.