Pop Pop likes to photograph people
Lush fruits of southern Europe
Where Madonna got the idea?
ah...the real purpose of cruising
The shopping has begun!
How can two dressers be so different and yet alike?
Our hotel was located on the edge of Barri Gotic or Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of the city dating to Roman times. Narrow streets are full of small fashionable botiques.
People are so interesting
Never know what you're going to find around the next corner
Browsing stop in antiques market
Action...in front of Catedral de Barcelona
Relaxed crowd of tourists enjoying the day (unlike frenetic Rome)
Grammy with leftover sandwich, which later got thrown away
Strangers unite with the music
Never too late to enjoy the pleasures of life
From action to...Catedral
No matter where you look, something interesting going on
Walking near our hotel
International passtime... talking on the go
Too much to do! Too much to see. What next?
Kaila on walking avenue
His famous architecture is all over Barcelona. This one is Casa Mila or "La Pedrera", built between 1906-1910, was meant to evoke the motion of waves.
Modern women as seen from a tour bus
Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia: 125 years in the making... and still not done
Inventive mind of a genius...who got run over my a trolley car
Did Gaudi have a Jesus complex? Face of statue is Gaudi's self-portrait
On the cable car to Tibidabo (hill behind Barcelona)
Night views outside our hotel window
Modern scarecrows (flashing CDs keep pooping pidgeons away)
and inside Kaila's closet: cruise wear in waiting
Sleeping vagrant (top left) and vigilant watchdog
All the necessities
Department store clerk objects to photography
Man in store gives Pop Pop the evil eye for pointing the camera at him
Dressed to impress... wow...and off to fancy dinner at Barceloneta
$$$$ Barceloneta al fresco... suggested by a store clerk
People just love to have their picture taken (?)
Wait staff take a smoke break before diners arrive
Old port view from our table
Port Vell = Old Port with new luxuries
Barceloneta at upper left
Taxi Tour By Night: lit up Barcelona water company building
Sagrada Familia, a little out of focus here, eerily drips like a candle.
ah ha! "this one for only Euros 25, pretty ladies" or "I want to sell out and go home: make me an offer"
Pop Pop goes for an early Sunday morning walk before boarding Jade
...and stumbles on a photo shoot (Pop Pop should have been a fashion photographer)
Colorful dumpsters everywhere help keep city clean
We had two day passes for open air tours of city
Pop Pop's endless fascination with yachts
First view of Norwegian Jade at left
Europeans love their pleasure craft
Convention was happening
Tail end of Harley Davidson parade at Place de Palau.
Sunday morning walkers on Moll de la Fusta.
Working the Sunday crossword puzzle (?)
Still sleeping when I return from walk...wake up sleepyheads: were going on a cruise!
Waiting to board Jade
Delayed departure: we returned to port; rumor had it a staff member was seriously ill
Hope she recovered