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Travel Blogs from Madrid
... ended around 2.30pm, which we were grateful for as walking around busy Madrid in 35 degree heat is not the greatest. There were many great sights, with the best being the Royal Palace. Madrid is a vibrant, colourful city in the middle of Spain which attracts many walks of life, in fact approx 51%25 of residents are not originally from Madrid. It is also very green with many parks and trees planted throughout the streets (Madrid has more green areas per capita than any ...
... cannily placed to tempt the unsuccessful photographer.
But we are not without visual memories so resist the souvenirs and wander across to the cathedral instead and then down the hill to the Campo del Moro, a formal park that lies below the palace and affords a rather fine view of it. The shaded paths meander around, past statues and fountains, across the main road from the Rio Manzanares that flows through Madrid. We spend a bit of ...
... since everyone was speaking Spanish around us and there were no tourists (at least non-Spanish tourists) in sight. We were so glad that we had waited since the collection was amazing. We saw Renoir’s “Two girls at a piano” which was amazing to see as an original. We also saw some incredible works by Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Seurat and others who we hadn’t heard of before. We all really enjoyed the exhibit and it was definitely one of the highlights for ...
My mom just walked be and realized 2 of my 3 lightbulbs were burned out. It was pretty dark in my room so she got my dad to put in another one from the bathroom. It is nice to have light again. It was hard not to want to fall asleep before now the light will keep me awake. :)
So I don't have any new pictures, but I do have some updates:
I had my first English group on Monday. There was supposed to be 2 ...
Today we went to the Reina Sophia
Museum to see Guernica and the other 20th century artists.
Then we toured the Royal Palace and
the Cathedral, both breath-taking, though photos not allowed in main
chambers of the palace.
It is a very vibrant city, monumental
and triumphal in presentation, but with exquisite iron-work as its