In my last post about Barcelona, I focused on Gaudi's remarkable architecture.
In this post I thought I'd focus on some of the sights that brought a smile to my face.
In front of the cathedral we were delighted to find a brass band playing and circles of people dancing.
The steps were sedate and I was somewhat surprised at the serious expressions of the dancers.
I learned that they were dancing La Sardana – the Catalan National Dance. This Barcelona Catalan dance is a symbol of Catalan unity and pride. Perhaps that was why the dancers looked so serious.
In one dancing circle, the ladies all wore traditional footwear.
In another group, this elderly man's deep concentration caught my attention.
On another visit to the cathedral we encountered some entertaining buskers.
I'm a sucker for live street music and these guys were very talented.
I sat and people-watched in the Plaza Catalunya. The City Tour buses were busy with tourists queueing.
Everywhere you look these days you see people taking Selfies. The manner in which some of them take their Selfies often give me a chuckle.