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... in mist--but this actually makes it more beautiful and intriguing. Strangely, I find this park more beautiful than I did back in 2008--maybe because I've explored so much of the mundane corners of the world, my eyes are more alert to appreciate beauty when I come accross it. There are perfectly trimmed gardens and fountains... some amazing trees sculpted so they look like giant green boulders... towards the edge of the park there are even some old Moorish ruins. ...
... bit of a rest and some time to ourselves. After lunch at a Tapas bar we headed off round the shops and enjoyed just strolling at our own pace for a change. The shops were lovely, especially the big department stores. Our day concluded back at the market where we again dined on tapas and this time sangria and a beer. The weather while still fine was much cooler and we were pleased to finally get back to the hotel 13 hours ...
... first time I visited back in 2001 because I have some pictures of the great galleries. That was back before I went digital, though, and could not have taken a decent picture of a painting without flash. The policy is not necessarily a bad thing in a busy museum like the Prado. Photography gets distracting, especially now that there are hordes of Chinese tourists travelling the world and most of them want their picture taken in front of every famous work of art holding ...
... business you can find all kinds of other things made out of cork. The most popular items were definitely the cork hats (80% of the men on the trip bought one it seemed like) but we saw all sorts of household items and even a wedding dress! Too bad Bree already had hers picked out!
That night we stayed in a very neat hotel that used to be an old monastery! They of course had added on wings for the hotel rooms but all of the main areas like reception, the ...
... I did not realize how big Madrid is, as it is one of those cities where everything you could see in the distance was part of the city. There are also mountains that surround part of the city. We sat at the terrace until it started to completely downpour, then we went back home and talked until I couldn't stay awake anymore! It was such a great day and so nice to be back in Spain!