Saturday, April 30, 2011

Exploring La Boqueria

While walking on La Rambla we found a large public market called
La Boqueria.
It had pretty much anything you needed to cook a FRESH meal!

Meat....they sliced off what you wanted it while it was hanging.
Mushrooms galore!
Snails anyone??
Maybe an egg or two.....
Seafood galore!!!
Anyone ever had this??
On our way out we came to the fresh cut fruit and smoothie area!
We left with a few of these to eat as we wandered La Rambla again!

Friday, April 29, 2011

La Rambla

Heading to La Rambla....
La Rambla is an interesting street to say the least! The middle part of the road is pedestrianized and quite busy with performers, artists, flower stalls and many eating areas. Traffic passes on both sides of the pedestrian area so you are truly walking in the median.

The floating man....
Howdy partner....
Creepy baby....
Coal miner....
Paella anyone???
Cat Woman...
Ahoy mate!
The guys had fun with this one!
Was this REALLY necessary??
Pucker up!
Mud people??
Interesting place for sure!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Clever little business.......

What a clever way to recycle and make a Euro or two!!
This guy was cutting up cans without gloves...gasp... and creating little pieces of art.
I guess they are supposed to be ash trays.......I'd definitely find a better use for it though!
If you look closely you'll see some familiar cans.....
Which ones can you recognize?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Underground Roman Ruins....

The roman ruins are completely underground and are quite amazing.

Here are a few pictures from the ruins.....

Friday, April 22, 2011

Who is that guy?

Who is this guy and where is he pointing?
Why it is Christopher Columbus and he is
supposed to be pointing to the New World!
Apparently he is actually pointing towards his supposed home in Genoa.
More info on the monument can be found HERE.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

L'Auquarium on the waterfront.....

We took a stroll down to the waterfront in Barcelona......
Ian kept taking one of his shoes off and holding it.
I panicked every time I saw a bare foot until I realized he was holding it!

L'Auquarium is down by the waterfront.
Lauren is walking through the bamboo to get to the sea life!
These bubbles are magnets for kids!
This whale was interesting.
You entered through the mouth to see a variety of jelly fish....
Fun playing...
We took the kids for ice cream and Popsicles and continued walking on the waterfront...
There is also something else by the waterfront that has to do with America.
Any ideas what it may be??