October 27, 2007

Madrid by Night. . .

The nightlife in Madrid is for young and old alike, public squares are filled with street vendors, musicians, tourists and locals alike. Cafes, restaurants, pubs and other such establishments are full of people - it's fun, alive and very different from our dear Nueva York.

This is Madrid's most famous square - Plaza Mayor, 5 minutes from our Hotel on Puerta del Sol at around 12 am on a Saturday Night (I was focused on musicians more so then on the crowd, but given that it's a brisk October night and not a warm summer evening, take my word for it, the streets were packed):

1000 Things to See Before You Die

Well I haven't yet read the book, but I can at least cross one off the list, Corral de la Morería Flamenco show in Madrid.

Here's a little preview:


The rest of the pics don't want to upload and I'm tired of waiting, gotta wake up early to make it to the Prado Museum, yes Prado, not Prada (look it up) he he

October 26, 2007

"Ah what a place Madrid is, all show!...Facade, nothing but facade. These people have no idea of comfort in their own houses. They live in the streets and so that they can dress well and go to the theater, some families eat nothing but potato omelettes all year round." -Benito Perez Galdos

1st views of Madrid