Novotel Madrid Campo De Las Naciones
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Today we moved to our new accommodation and it has a POOL. Very welcomed as the days are so warm now well into the evening. I can understand why the Spanish stay inside during the day and don't go out until the evening to socialize. Quite a lovely sight though watching them play cards and kids kick a ball. Our new accommodation is further away from …
... da Vinci, or more probably one of his students.
But the two paintings that really blow us both away are the fantastical triptych by Hieronymus Bosch, 'Garden of Earthly Delights', an amazing example of surrealism five centuries before Dali and his peers, and the huge and macabre 'Execution of Torrijos and his Companions on the Beach at Malaga' by Antonio Gisbert. In fact we're so taken by them that we buy reproductions at the gift shop as we leave. ...
... also where they keep all of the tombs of (almost) all of the kings/queens of Spain. We also got to walk through this giant library which was really cool although I felt bad because I figured that those books were never really read at all. After that we got back to Madrid and had free time so we took a bus to the stadium and found a bar about a two minute walk away to watch Real Madrid play Barcelona. Unfortunately, Barcelona lost ...
... here. In the past it was a day to honor the dead, but now people don't celebrate it as much.
Today I had my English group today. This one went a lot better because people actually came. They also kept talking so we got out 15 minutes later which I didn't mind. The girls are both very nice.
I hope everyone is surviving the hurricane! We are watching it on the news here. I'll update again after the midterms are done.
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