Keep Yours Eyes Open

We kept our eyes on traffic as we crossed a busy street in Barcelona and then almost ran into a huge bubble floating nearby. Where did that come from?

The bicycle rider managed to avoid the bubble in his path.

The bicycle rider managed to avoid the bubble in his path.

A short distance away the bubble-maker sent his bubbles aloft with children at the ready to pop them all.

A short distance away the bubble-maker sent his bubbles aloft with children at the ready to pop them all.

Not far away we saw public water faucets and each featured its own artwork.

Is the water safe to drink?

Is the water safe to drink?

Pigeons are everywhere in cities but this little boy took delight in cautiously feeding them.

Pigeons are everywhere in cities but this little boy took delight in cautiously feeding them.

Another day, we walked toward the beach in the late morning, not on a prescribed route, but with a general sense that if we headed south we would find the sea.

We didn’t expect to see a colorful roof like this so we detoured to read the signs.

We didn’t expect to see a colorful roof like this so we detoured to read the signs.

Back on track, we walked until the blue Mediterranean Sea came into view. The beach!

The warm sun and the gentle waves rolled up to the beach.

The warm sun and the gentle waves rolled up to the beach.

We hitched up our pants and walked along with feet in the cool water. No shells in sight. Then, we spotted a piece of sea glass.

By the end of our walk, we had our treasure: the perfect souvenir for our stay in Barcelona.

By the end of our walk, we had our treasure: sea glass – found on the beach – the perfect souvenir for our stay in Barcelona.

Walking back from the beach we felt elated by all we’d seen in our first days in Barcelona. All we had to do was keep our eyes open and look around.

We admired the tree-lined lane on one of our walks.

We admired the tree-lined lane on one of our walks.

 

October 2014

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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One Response to Keep Yours Eyes Open

  1. gkm2011 says:

    Been nearly 15 years since I was in Barcelona. Enjoy! So many good memories…

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