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?
Not far away we saw public water faucets and each featured its own artwork.
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.
Back on track, we walked until the blue Mediterranean Sea came into view. 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.
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.