Heading to Madrid was a spontaneous decision after deciding to cut our trip short in Amsterdam. We had initially pondered going to Paris, but decided against it. The unfriendliness of the french to english speakers made the decision easy. Whilst travelling around Madrid two revelations occurred to me. 1./ They were not the dark skinned people I thought them to be. I suppose my idea of Spain was actually what Brazil was…oops!! 2./ The Hapsburg family were everywhere!!! Having been to Bohemia (Czech Republic), Prussia (Germany) and now Spain I realised how each country told a story which when woven together provided a tapestry of the greatness and power of the Hapsburg family. To amass such an empire through marriages and territorial battles is the stuff of legends. A game of RISK would never be the same..
When I get back I want to learn more about history!!
Here, 9pm is 5pm, midnight is 8pm, and summer in Spain makes for an endless playground.
Still on Our own :(
Maybe someday I'll miss this: midnight walks alone, a stranger in a strange land.
Finding the corner
Pablo Iglesias is the leader of a new political partie at Spain: Podemos. Last saturday he was staring at his supporters after his political rally. http://eseldisparador.blogspot.com.es/2015/01/pablo-podemos.html
The sadness of Mickey at Puerta del Sol Square in Madrid. http://eseldisparador.blogspot.com.es/2014/12/micky-solitario-en-navidad.html
Staring at the bus. Desde la soledad de la parada del bus hay quien mira a la muchedumbre con extrañeza. http://eseldisparador.blogspot.com.es/2014/12/la-mirada-ajena.html
They are demonstrators and friends of Excalibur, the dog that belongs to the spanish girl with ebola disease. http://eseldisparador.blogspot.com.es/2014/10/concentracion-pro-excalibur-el-perro.html