As I’ve posted before, my husband and I went to Spain on our honeymoon last year. Neither of us had been there before and it was his first trip to the Continent. We traveled to Madrid, Seville and Barcelona. I wish we’d had time to visit the Basque country too.
This is one of my favorite buildings in Madrid–the Metropolis. I took a shot of the top too:
Isn’t the workmanship gorgeous? I just can’t get over it.
This is an entrance to Plaça Mayor, one of our favorite squares. Lots of open-air restaurants and shops with street musicians to serenade under starry skies.
Here’s the square:
Well, I’ve just discovered something. If I upload a photo from my files, I can choose the large size. If it’s from Flickr, the largest I can go is medium. I thought I had to pay for the larger size, no matter the source. This changes things a bit! I’ll have to compare the quality….bigger is not always better.
OK, I just viewed the photo and it’s weirdly compressed. It’s probably constrained by the column on the right side of the page.
Here’s the “medium-sized” version:
Sheesh, the small size must look like a thumbnail on here! I’ll stick to Flickr versions as much as possible.
Here’s a sweet fountain in the Parque el Retiro, another favorite place. There’s a lake and plenty of places to stroll or sit on benches.
The metro stop near the Prado. The subway in Madrid is very easy to navigate and will save you tons of walking. Much cheaper than taxis too.
Just more gorgeous architecture in Madrid. How I love it.