Travel Blogs from Pinto
May 28, 2014- Day 12
I have always been a believer in the idea that everything
happens for a reason, but I am also convinced I am good at being in the right
place at the right time. Continuing on about my feelings about being thankful
for the life I have been given, I took some time today to reflect on some other
things. It amazes me sometimes the things I have seen and done only being 20, I
think something this trip has taught me thus far ...
... modern art but not really "my cup of tea". Watched lots of tortoises sunning themselves on the edge of a pond and watched others trying to pull themselves up onto the edge. It was such an effort! Some tried time after time only to fall back into the water. Went down to the Botanical Gardens. I had to pay but it was free for John. Beautiful! Lunch was at Museo ...
Bosco - The Garden of Earthly Desires
This three part painting expresses heaven, earthly sins, and then hell. There was a snake wrapped around a tree in heaven, all the buildings and glass in earth had cracks in them, and there are musical instruments in hell which plays terrible sounds. There is also a frog like thing that eats up humans. The background of hell looks ...
... that merely looking at these amazing works would have provided. And an hour was the perfect length of time for "Attention Deficit" Lars!
For those who might not know, the collection is the property of the Royal Family of Spain and as with the tastes of every collector, it reflects their interests...basically, historic events, religious depictions and of course those family portraits....over the centuries.
In the distant past ...
Lo siento! I've seriously been slacking on my posts! I've just been so busy I haven't had time to update my blog!
Since my last post we have visited Salamanca, Toledo, Valle de los Caidos, y Segovia. They were all BEAUTIFUL. Segovia & Toledo were my favorites, we even walked through a market in Segovia during a festival and saw the giant fountains in the Palace. We went to Salamanca yesterday, toured the city, & had ice cream. We also stopped in Avila on the way back to ...