Interesting people have been everywhere. Along the plazas were street performers--musicians playing jazz, performers dressed as humans with invisible heads, and performers dressed as colorful animals and cartoon characters.
"Infamous people" have been everywhere, though none of us knew where. "Pick pockets" (the art of pick pocketing appears to be a growing profession) are dressed as professionals, commoners, and tourists. Traveling in groups, they're considered "smooth operators." According to the tour guides, pick pockets don't intend to hurt anyone--just remove wallets without being noticed. One distracts or bumps into the target, the other removes the wallet within seconds. As a precaution, we left passports and most of our money in room safes; we took paper copies of passports with ample euros when leaving the hotel.
Overall, Spaniards have been delightful! They are attractive, courteous, and multi-lingual, though many do not know English. Young children traveling with their parents are extremely well-behaved. Visiting historic sites with hundreds and maybe thousands of tourists has been most pleasant.
Here's to humanity...and to another day!