Category Archives: Spain

MM 3-2: Madrid’s El Retiro Park in Monochrome

We settled in at our hotel on our first day in Madrid and then walked around the neighborhood and stopped by El Retiro Park (Parque del Buen Retiro) which was only a block away from the hotel. I took this … Continue reading

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A Walk in Central Madrid, Part Two

After Puerta del Sol we walked a couple of blocks south to Plaza de Jacinto Benavente to see if Maestro, our favorite chocolateria, was still there. It was and we had a nice mid-day snack of hot chocolate and churros.

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The Museums of Madrid

Three of Spain’s finest museums are within walking distance of each other on or near Paseo del Prado in a ritzy area of Madrid just west of El Retiro Park that is often called The Golden Triangle of Art. We … Continue reading

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Monochrome Madness 3 -1: Lamps and Hats and Clothes-pinned Slippers

We were wandering around Puerta del Sol in central Madrid one day last Fall when we decided to walk a couple of blocks down Calle de Carretas to Plaza de Jacinto Benavente to see if our favorite chocolateria was still … Continue reading

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MM 2 – 52: Closeup

Leanne Cole has chosen Closeup to be the theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge which also happens to be the final week of the second year of this challenge.  For my entry this week I have decided to submit … Continue reading

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The Passion Facade of La Sagrada Familia

Of the three facades of La Sagrada Familia only The Nativity Facade was completed during Gaudi’s lifetime. The famous Catalan artist Josep Maria Subirachs was appointed in 1986 to provide the sculptures for the Passion Facade and he accepted on … Continue reading

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Inside La Sagrada Familia

We learned a lot about about Antoni Gaudi during our first six days in Barcelona last Fall. We saw the lamppost he designed for the Placa Reial on our walk down La Rambla. We walked past two of his majestic … Continue reading

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