Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thinking Back: Madrid

It has been a short trip - just a couple of days. It felt good to go away - sometimes I just need to go away for a couple of days ... to think other thoughts, to change my routine. Does me good :-)

I liked Madrid ... but I didn't lose my heart to it. If I would have to describe the city in one word then it would be grand. This word kept popping up in my head while I was wandering around the city. Grand. The buildings. The monuments. The streets. The museums.
Oh, I particularly liked the museums. The Prado? Amazing. The Guernica painting in the "Centro de Arte Reina Sofia"? Breathtaking and upsetting at the same time. The Thyssen-Bornemisza museum? My favorite!
I also walked the streets a lot, enjoying the blue skies and the warm temperatures. But my heart? Brought it back with me. Didn't leave, not even a single piece of it, there. But then, I can't go on leaving pieces of my heart all over the world, right?
Here some pictures

Plaza Major

View from the Palacio Real: the city is huge ... and look how flat the land is!

CaixaForum and the "Jardin vertical"

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