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Travel Blogs from San Lorenzo de El Escorial
... activity and making of new friends and then intense loneliness. Moments of total freedom and vagabond traveling and then hours in the library struggling through a problem set on my own. Maintaining contact with people back in Rice is difficult not because of the time difference and lack of communication methods but because of the lack of things to tell. Most times when people ask me "How is Madrid?" I am stumped as to how to answer. There are so ...
Afterwards, we drove to Louder's (phonetically spelt) house. It was so odd, we went to a gate, got let in by a security guard and had to explain who we were visiting which proved to be quite a lengthy experience. In the 'compound' were nine apartment buildings and between them were tennis courts, gyms and playgrounds. *Spelt 'Laura'
From the outside, they look like housing commission houses in Melbourne but inside they are the most gorgeous thing I've ...
... the time was a new idea. The school also hosted international debates where the worlds most brilliant minds would meet. Albert Einstein, for example spent time here. Today, the Residencia is a cultural center that still hosts international expositions on various scholarly topics.
Friday was an institution trip to the Monastery of San Lorenzo (El Escorial). This building is an old palace that today represents the splendor of the old Spanish monarchy. I ...
... description to use as the selling point.
Anyway, we had a wonderful day. The two big highlights were the Hall of Battles, a ridiculously big room with giant murals of important battles, and the library, complete with a ceiling full of knowledge, 40,000 books shelved backwards, and an astrological instrument where all of the stars revolve around the earth! It was a really cool library.
... cool now, but when I was young we only wore them to take out the trash. So I hate them. My first night going out:
- Me: I'm going to be out late, so no need to wait up for me!
- Vis: I wasn't going to.. you're a big girl, you can handle it.
- Vis: What kind of fish don't you ...