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... days, I walked over to the train station where I would take the short hour long train to Seville.
Let paint you a picture of what 95% of all my train visits have been like:
1. I set out to get there an hour early.
2. I get lost on my way there.
3. I get to the station.
4. I realize I'm at the wrong station.
5. I run to the right station.
6. I realize my train is leaving in under 10 minutes.
7. I make a ...
... meaning we wouldn't be able to get to Toledo until around 4pm at the earliest. Oh well.....we then decided to do the city open-top bus tour instead. This is actually a great way to get to know a city, and in Madrid there are two routes, and your ticket is interchangeable.
We decided to set off on Route 2, which takes you north as far as the Bernebeu Stadium, and then back to the centre through some leafy, well-to-do suburbs. We got off at a stop close to the Museo ...
We also went to a museum we didn't see before - the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando)...the academy was established in 1744, and Goya was one of the directors...it has a small but fine art collection from the 15th to 20th century...a curious fact - the only one Archimboldo painting that exists ...
... blunder spoil my trip, but I digress. Fast forward a few hours to the group of us arriving in Pamplona to what at first glance seemed like a typical carnival with many stands selling a random assortment of goods; however, as we got closer to the stands it became clear that these stands were all selling the traditional clothing of San Fermín (Running of the Bulls), ...
Weather for Madrid today. Sunny and a high of 23 degrees C. Cool overnight at 7. The mornings right up to about 1pm are quite cool then it warms up quickly and lasts until at least 9pm.
So, no one queried or commented on yesterdays title. Guess you all know who's quote it was then - well of course it was one of Dali's.
We hit the road earlier than yesterday and caught the hop-on hop-off bus for Route ...