N.B. Deze post is van het oude systeem, ik sta vanwege die reden niet garant voor het kloppen van werkende en goed gevormde plaatjes, links (intern en extern) en andere van dat soort zaken
Hard to imagine that it’s been a week since I returned home from Madrid.
The memory’s still so fresh like the eclipse happened yesterday.
Like I announced earlier, I went to madrid to view the annular solar eclipse from te park surrounding the planetarium. I’m glad I did.
Madrid turned out to be a marvelous city that actually lives, day and night. Sure, the shops close whenever you don’t expect it (especially during siesta-hours, and at night… no greasy snacks are sold anywhere when you return home after going out) but the fascinating old buildings, clean streets (swept dayly!), beautiful parks, friendly, relaxed people, great food and one of the brightest blue skies I have ever seen really compensate for that. Nobody in this city appears to be in a hurry, and that’s catching.
I did find out the time I’ve spent there is actually way too short to get to know the city. Heck, I bet you can spend an entire month there looking at old stuff and art… There are quite a few world-famous museums and exhibitions in Madrid, like the Prado, Thyssen, Royal Palace and the Botanical Gardens, but I haven’t seen any of those places from the inside… so maybe I am a cultural barbarian
The only reason I can give not to return is the fact that there are still a lot of places on the globe I haven’t yet visited… but if it takes an Iberia-flight to get there, I’ll surely arrange an extended stopover at Barajas Airport