La Sagrada Familia was one of the places I most wanted to visit in Barcelona, so I planned out my day of Gaudi, circling stops on my map, and paid the twenty-something Euro fare for the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour. Alas for poor planning, by the time I reached was in line at La Sagrada Familia (the line for entry wrapped all the way around the outer fence), both cameras were blinking low-battery lights.
I figured I could acquire more AA’s for the small camera, but the big camera uses a rechargeable cartridge, which was, of course, back at the hotel. So I regretfully gave up my place in line, deciding that if I was going to photograph Sagrada, I wanted to do it right, which meant coming back another day with a full battery.
I ended up going to a couple of different shops before I found one that sold batteries. That done, I wandered a way down Passeig de Sant Joan and some other streets before I encountered the tour bus, hopped on, and continued the journey to Parc Guell.