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Travel Blogs from Madrid
to CNN's “expert” weatherpersons it was supposed to be slightly
cloudy today - imagine our surprise when we awoke to a fine misty
had decided to go back to Parque del Retiro to see the Statue of the
Fallen Angel that we …
This morning we woke up to blue skies
(in the little patch of sky we can see through the window). We headed
out to breakfast in the plaza around the corner and each had a coffee
and a snack then took off down to Paseo del Prado to see the
fountains. First was the Neptune fountain in the Plaza de Canova del
Castillo which was …
figured out how to turn on the air conditioner last night (not that
the room was cold) but it was quite toasty this morning when we got
up. So much so, in fact,the first thing we did was turn it off.
We had a pretty leisurely morning with
a bit of …
... where we had a spectacular 360* view of Madrid. It reminded me of being up in the dome at St. Peter's in Rome. Remember, Peg? But Madrid is not nearly as big as Rome. When we came down out of the cupola we toured the Church. It is very full of light with bright colors and modern beautiful stained glass windows.
Next we went to the Palacio Real. You were right, Erin, it was the best part of the day. We took lots of ...
... There is also a giant chair in the square that has one broken leg. The title is Broken Chair. I dont know where people come up with ideas like this for scupltures.
We follow the road back to lake where the Botanic Gardens are, which means we have done a giant loop. We grab some lunch there (heart rate rises) and then ride back into town. We decide to follow the Rhone river to where it meets the Arve River which is only a couple of kilometers from the lake. Here we find people ...