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... urinal on the sidewalk
- a goat tied to the sidewalk railing (we ended up seeing "Lulu" every day, as she seemed to lived there permanently)
- people carrying goods or water on their heads, or using yokes
- a boy defecating into the gutter
- loose - ...
... and what was the original masonry work, wood carving and glazed tiles. The ability to create such masterpieces back some 600 years ago is just incredible.
Another highlight of our tour of the Alhambra was the Generalife gardens which were originally planted to serve a dual purpose of providing produce for the palace and also to be used as decoration. Now they are purely ornamental and even though we were a bit late for everything to be in bloom, they were ...
... also bull heads adorning the walls. I probably shouldn't publish these pictures!
The central market in Madrid is a place to by fancy tapas and drinks. The prices are nowhere near as cheap as Barcelona but it looks scrummy.
I wander the shops and later head to the Prado Musee which is free in the evening. The art gallery showed works of famous Spanish painters. I still get bored ...
... when it comes to socializing and going out. If you are in a large group of people it’s bound to be awkward in the beginning. I’m sure everybody else is feeling the same way even if they might be better at hiding it. Ive learned that if you want to have fun at a bar or a club you need to plaster a smile on your face and try to make it through that awkward first one or two hours. They you will be guaranteed a good time afterwards.
Another thing I ...
... spring festival of courtyard gardens in full swing. Fountains and colours and walls of vines. Another swim and picnic dinner. Then a high speed train to Madrid today to find that it is --- another spring festival tomorrow. Have acquired local costume at least for foot ware....shall go watch a Spanish ...