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... is worth over 15 million dollars. The royal Armory shows some of the shields and weapons used by generations of the royals. Then I visited the Almudena Cathedral on the opposite side of the Palace. It's interior is beautiful with high ceiling and nice paintings as well as stained glass. My next stop is the Monastery El Escorial. it is a about an hour NW of Madrid by bus. This monastery was built by King Philip II in the 1500's, we started the tour by visiting the architecture ...
... the secret chapel a loud rumbling noise caused us some concern. We were waiting 4 the walls to start shaking, they didn't prepare us 4 the audiovisual presentation of the Lisbon earthquake.
Quick daylight bus to avila stopping in small meagre villages to pick up passengers.
Bray you would have loved our meal tonight. Grandpa had lamb chops and I had goat - huge plate of meat no vegitables and we ate it with our ...
8am misa and laudes was a lovely way start the day with the sun catching the city wall turrets beyond the chapel garden. It was a late dinner last night - Spanish time works differently and dinner wasn't until 9pm. We slept heavily lapping up the peace of Carmel after the party atmosphere of Madrid.
It was a shame to have to leave the universidad so quickly. The unusual star shaped ...
Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
All things pass away
God never changes,
patience obtains all things,
he who has God
finds he lacks nothing
God alone suffices - St Teresa of Avila
It's very late, we're very sleepy, photos way to slow to download. Today it's all about Teresa so I'll let her take the lead. We are ...
... As a result, we had an interesting conversation where we interchanged between English, German, Italian and Spanish (Polish clearly wasn't a hit). When we got to the station I tried to 'grazias' him away, but no dice. He spoke to the ticket salesperson for me and followed me to the platform. Then he asked if I wanted anything from the cafe and didn't take no for an answer, "because there was still half an hour before the train". (Couldn't ...