Compostela Suites Apartments
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... has to be the Guernica by Picasso at the Reina Sofia. It's a huge, black and white painting that takes up most of one wall of the museum. Commissioned for the 1937 International Exposition in Paris, it depicts the bombing of the town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. It's one of those paintings that the more one looks at it the more one sees meaningful details. It's incredible that Picasso completed the painting in only a month's time, though planning for ...
... first time in 34 hours or so.
First thing on the agenda on Saturday was to go to the train station to buy my ticket to Barcelona for tomorrow. After almost going to the wrong station (thank God for the guy at the hostel desk), I was told I can't buy my ticket until the day of. Works for me! So then it was a metro to my second stop, Bernabeu stadium, where Real Madrid play soccer. It was massive, but not as big as I ...
... asked if I was still interested and I said yes and they said they were going to leave around midnight. LEAVE at midnight! They were going with the woman who mans the hostel desk, who would show them the best places to go and she didn't get off until midnight, but apparently the party doesn't usually even start until about 1 am anyways. I knew the Spanish were a late riser, late sleeper culture but that was kind of crazy. I said no thanks, I need to ...
... This is the eighth floor of a 1930s-style apartment, concierge and all.
We headed back into the city on the steamy, packed metro to Sol, central Madrid and walked around this busy pre-Halloween, vibed up, packed shopping plaza. Gypsy beggars, hustlers with clipboards, streams of open-faced Madridians meeting, chatting, talking, vibrant ... good ... a bit edgy. Spain's recession means streets are under-cleaned, under-maintained, and the traffic is dense. Still there is ...
... hours there transfixed by the beautiful mosaics that adorn the palace rooms. You could wander inside and in the gardens and get a feel for what it was like to live there centuries ago.
After a few relaxing days we took the train to Madrid and moved into a very nice apartment near the Royal Palace. This was to be our base for 10 days or so and we really enjoyed it. Had a moment of worry on our first night when we ...