So, I went to Madrid…
It was just a couple of days, in mid-October. I’ve been really busy with work, so it has taken me forever to get this post sorted. But here it is now: my grand tour of Madrid.
No, not really. Grand tour, I mean. But what can you actually see in two days? Do I know Madrid better now, after this trip, than I did before? Because this wasn’t my first time in Madrid. The first time was ages ago: I was attending a conference, and I didn’t see anything.
This time it was hubby who had to attend a conference, and I did some sightseeing on my own. Which means that I went shopping, and spent an hour or so in the underground, going back and forth, trying to get to a museum (Museo Reina Sofia). One of the lines was partially closed, and I had to take quite a detour. But I’m proud to say I did manage to get to the museum, finally, and I saw an interesting exhibition, and Guernica by Picasso. Well, I saw the top half of the painting; the bottom half was blocked by a group of teenagers on some sort of a school field trip.
And what else did I see? Well, let’s call these ‘snapshots by a lazy tourist’:
Yes, some architectural details again. I’m so predictable. It’s just that I find architecture (both old and modern) fascinating. But I tend to ignore the so-called typical tourist attractions; I prefer to photograph everyday scenes and ordinary buildings. That’s the real essence of a place; not the high-profile, fancy stuff that’s supposed to impress you.
It’s the details that tell you what the place is like: the colours, the ornaments, the signs of people inhabiting the buildings.
And then there’s always something sweet and cosy. Or unexpected. This is apparently a cat café/shelter (I googled it), with all sorts of interesting courses and services related to cats: cat health, cat psychology… Unfortunately, it was closed when I passed it. Maybe that was for the better, given that I’m allergic to cats…
I hope you enjoyed the (not so grand) tour.
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