Thursday, November 12, 2009
pretty colours in the park
drying bacalao at the market
funny shaped buildings and toni
A couple of weeks ago, Toni and I went to Madrid. It was the first time i'd been there and the first time since Toni was a kid. We stayed in a lux hotel (thanks Kim) right in the center and walked around the city, eating and watching and admiring the people. Madrid is so different to Barcelona. The one thing i noticed was on Sunday everyone was out and about walking around the city. The shops were open, there were markets and cafes and parks and the people were happy and enjoying the sunshine. In comparison to Barcelona, i really enjoyed having something to do on a sunday. Here, everything is dead. The best thing about Madrid was the Retiro, the huge park right in the center of the city. It was Autumn and the leaves were changing colour and falling to the ground. We sat for quite a long time, people watching, relaxing, enjoying the fresh air.