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 sandWalking around the old town - a very tight delivery is being made here.

At the Plaza CatalunyaThe El Corte Ingles is a big department store - I remember it well from my study abroad in Seville.

Filling up our water bottlesOn 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 candyAll kinds of exotic fruit, including my favorite - mangosteens (the purplish ones in the middle)

Fancy candiesVery attractive fruits - pitahaya

At a plaza off Las RamblasThere 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 displaysWe 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 sharpenerBarcelona has some very lively street life

Getting a drink at the Barcelona Cathedral courtyard fountainInside the cathedral

Street performersAt 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 timeInside the Sagrada Familia cathedral - we finally bit the bullet and stood in line for about 30 minute on Sunday.

A detail of the entrywayThe 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 entrywayThe spiral staircase down

A demonstration of Foucault's Pendulum

Huge block of iceThe 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 drawnAnother interactive robotics demo

Another rainy day, so we went to the mall at the waterfrontA 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.