AC Hotel Aravaca by Marriott
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... the art with him, because he could give everyone a huge background on a majority of the pieces there. Right when we walked in we saw a huge painting, floor to ceiling, when I stood next to it I was maybe a fourth of it. We saw many religious works as well as many Royal portraits, including ones by Goya who was a famous portrait painter native to Spain. We saw a collection of 14 paintings called the Black Paintings by him as well, that were ...
... was closed today but we will get there later.
The Parque del Buen Retiro was really interesting. It is a huge area that enclosed the Central lake where people actually rent rowboats. The Crystal Palace was pretty extraordinary
We had a drink at a Tapas Cafe and went back to base to have a break before we head off again. We have a bus trip starting at 3:00 PM
... as per contract, in many cases this depicted the fetish of the commissioner, use your own imagination * The person with most prominence was normally painted larger than others, we saw one painting where a black slave was totally un-proportional and small compared to the other subjects * Most men looked like true Michael Angelo statues, while the naked woman were all a little/ a lot over weight. Modern men definitely has something to learn from the old masters... * All ...
... another tour! Wake up call @ 6 am, luggage out @ 6:30 am, leave @ 7:30 am. We all gave Ellen and Miguel (driver) their "tips" - both certainly earned them!!
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Heading home. Alarm was painful @ 6 am! Bags out by 6:30 am - everything fit so we were happy. Breakfast was nice - our tour group was a bit early - food was out but not coffee which is what we all wanted - but it came in 10 minutes so fine.
We loaded the ...
... by monks from the Monastery. In these rooms, the remains of the deceased are placed in a small leaden urn, which in turn will be placed in the marble sepulchers of the appropriate pantheon after the passage of fifty years, the estimated time necessary for the complete decomposition of the bodies. Climbing up from the pantheon, we walked through rooms of tombs, these were tombs of all sorts of people- brothers and sisters of the kings, older children, etc. ...