Look to the Sky in Madrid


One of the many delights of Europe is the architecture and Madrid was no exception!   Every where you turn there is a new fountain, statute, or plaza!

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I have a split personality…probably because I’m a Gemini.  Anyway, I currently live on five acres surrounded by woods, with a 70 foot deck to enjoy it.  I love it!  But, I would love to have a place in the City.  To be in the center of the action and be able to walk to the grocery, etc.  For now, I can imagine what it would be like to live in a building like this.

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Lovely gardens…

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The next destination of my three-week whirlwind European vacation was Lisbon, Portugal.  We took the 10:30pm night train and I slept on the top bunk.  Although this night train looked much newer than the one I took in Cairo, Egypt, it was much noisier.  I didn’t sleep very well!  But, who cares about sleep when you’re in Europe.

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 See you in Lisbon!

26 thoughts on “Look to the Sky in Madrid

  1. I live in a large city. In the same building I live, on the ground floor, there is a grocery. I have a cafe, a bakery, a kiosco, a lingerie store, a pet store, a pizzeria on my street.
    And you know what I wish for every morning when I hear the noise of the cars and busses and the train station that is half block from my place?
    a deck like yours …

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  2. Hi,
    Gorgeous architecture on the buildings, the builders of old really liked to make everything stand out, and the buildings always look magnificent. I love the way the garden is done, the colour is also very striking.

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  3. If you wouldn’t have said anything, I’d have guessed the photos of the horses and chariots were from Rome. Shows what I know. You included wonderful shots of the Architecture. I love the complexity and the detail of the shots. Good job. Congrats on having had the opportunity to visit Spain.

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  4. We seem to have some things in common; I too am a Gemini who enjoyed living in a rural setting for a time, but now I am back in the city and loving it! I love the energy, and being able to have so much at my disposal – food, drink, music, art and even bits of nature in the city parks. For me it is a dream come true – perhaps someday you may be a city dweller too!

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  5. That architecture is very pretty, almost formal. Love the statues, too. When I was young I wanted to live in New York City, row housing/skyscapers, but this looks quite elegant and walk to everywhere, so cool!

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  6. Oh, I LOVE the photos of architecture (and pastry, of course) !! This makes me want to leap on a train immediately … I’ve never been to Lisbon, but have always wanted to. BTW, a 70-foot deck on 5 acres?? what bliss!!

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  7. I’m with you, I’d love to live in a small row house in an historic center. I did years ago and really miss being able to run out the door and grab breakfast somewhere. Loved it! There always was that parking problem though!!

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