Sagrada Familia, La Rambla, cool science museum.
|At the Sagrada Familia cathedral, by Gaudi. We ended up skipping it on Friday, because the line was very long.||Meanwhile, we watched a playground being refreshed with new sand||Walking around the old town - a very tight delivery is being made here.||At the Plaza Catalunya||The El Corte Ingles is a big department store - I remember it well from my study abroad in Seville.||Filling up our water bottles||On Las Ramblas, a famous pedestrian walkway in Barcelona||You can buy pot seeds there!||At La Boqueria market. They had some very appetizing fruit displays||Marzipan fruit shaped candy||All kinds of exotic fruit, including my favorite - mangosteens (the purplish ones in the middle)||Fancy candies||Very attractive fruits - pitahaya||At a plaza off Las Ramblas||There were at least 5 or 6 groups of little children walking down this street. They would have been a lot better off with a rope for the kids to hold on to. Instead, each kid had to hang on to the backpack strap of the one in front. It made for an awkward stumbling walk for them.||We saw lots of African guys recycling metal like this one||El Ingenio is a magic/juggling store which apprently has been around since 1838. They also make these large puppets.||At the Barcelona Cathedral||This is one of the fancier ice cream displays||We went in this store out of curiosity - it turns out it's a candy store, with clever packaging (i.e. fill a pill-box with your choice of candy, get a "prescription" to take one if you're feeling blue). The kids filled a little cone for 1E - not a bad deal.||Along Carrer del Bisbe - neat old bridge in background||PETA stuff||A mobile knife sharpener||Barcelona has some very lively street life||Getting a drink at the Barcelona Cathedral courtyard fountain||Inside the cathedral||Street performers||At our apartment. I remember this style of very handy dish drainer from when I lived in Spain as a student. You put wet dishes above the sink and they dry handily, without cluttering the counter||I bought these loquats at the grocery store - hadn't had them in a very long time||Inside the Sagrada Familia cathedral - we finally bit the bullet and stood in line for about 30 minute on Sunday.||A detail of the entryway||The kids were, overall, not impressed||The Science Museum of Barcelona (CosmoCaixa) was very cool, and a great value as well - only 3 Euros for adults, and 2 for kids above 6. At the entryway||The spiral staircase down||A demonstration of Foucault's Pendulum||Huge block of ice||The flooded forest||This display was cool, but I didn't quite get what it was supposed to demonstrate - something to do with randomness. The video gets blurry towards the end - I think the camera couldn't focus properly anymore.||After the rain stopped||This one was really impressive. After taking a picture of Kenny, the robotic arm drew his likeness in sand||This is Peter being drawn||Another interactive robotics demo||Another rainy day, so we went to the mall at the waterfront||A tunnel up to one of the entrances to Park Guell||A few pictures of Park Guell as we rushed through, trying to get to our apartment before the checkout time of 2 PM.|