On the morninng of May 16th, our second day in Barcelona, we
opted to tour the city on our own. We purchased all-day metro
tickets and visited several tourist spots as well as doing
some aimless walking around. Unfortunately, Lynda's
camera malfunctioned (we didn't know it until we got home) and
I don't have photos of some of the sights; e.g., Sagrada
At right and below are some street scenes taken on our
aimless wandering sessions. (Reminder: Click on
any photo to see a larger image.)
Buying post cards.
Picasso exhibit --
skipped due to high cost.
At lunch time we dropped in the Udon
Noodle bar, which we had found researching the internet
before leaving home. The food was excellent and
reasonably priced. And we got to use chopsticks to
After lunch we proceeded to the Arc de Triomf, then back
to Las Ramblas all the way to the port end of the place.
Arc de Triomf
Sight seeing double-decker
Hard Rock Cafe here too!
On the morning of May 17th we packed our bags and checked
out of our hotel. A taxi ride to the train station and
the train to the downtown Barcelona main station where we
stowed our luggage in a locker and continued to tour the
city. We had reservations for an overnight train to
Chur, Switzerland departing at 9 p.m.
Loading the taxi
Storing our luggage
Returning to the surface
Lynda helping a couple of girls
A fountain in the central town
Near the port
Dinner at McD's - tried their new PitaMacs.
Riding on the metro
At 9.pm. (actuallly around 8:30) we boarded the train.
We had reserved a four-person couchette but, lucky for us, we
were the only occupants and had the cabin(?) entirely to