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... are marginal at best but at least you get the idea. With today's iPhone with 8 MBs of resolution, pretty good photographs are fairly easy to get in difficult circumstances, but the focus in reduced light is always the biggest problem. I've got to inject something here that just came to my attention after the previous travelogue, something truthfully I hadn't even considered, to counter any thought that I've been using flash in these museums. Here's ...
... review the day with over dinner, and, well, snuggle up with at night. And I’d had all that with Avi in France, and travelling alone just kind of paled by comparison. It was almost time to go home.
But not quite. I had two days in Córdoba and three days in Madrid, and there were things to see, so see them I would. For one thing, Córdoba contained the Mezquita, and Avi had suggested the Mezquita was the one cathedral that could make me go back on ...
that we would most likely never see some of these people again. We each
received a certificate indicating that we had completed the program, and took a
few group photos. It was such a classy way to end a remarkable month. We had a
small reception in the cafeteria after and had some bocadillos. As I reflect on
everything I have learned in the last month I am astounded at how far I have
come in my language, in my cultural awareness of spain, ...
... but it was different because you were only allowed through one time and the waiters put the food on the plate for you! We rode the metro to and from dinner and we took a side tour so that we could see the Mediterranean Sea at night! When we got back to the hotel, many of the group were happy to contact family members to say hello. Tomorrow we are off to explore the city of ...
... Goya, Rubens, Murillo, Titian, El Greco, among others. The collection was overwhelming and we only got to see a small portion of the artwork on display, but we did manage to hit the suggested highlights!
The following day was another day of sightseeing, this time taking in the Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel (upscale covered market where they serve tapas and wines & beer to chatting, happy partakers!), the oldest door ...