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Hieronymus, Diego and the Whims of the Heavens.

A Day in Madrid at the Prado.

Normally a visit to a museum has me drained and looking for the exit within 2 hours. I have been known to queue to get into somewhere longer than I can tolerate being in there. 645 more words



On our first day back in Madrid, on our way home to Australia, we took ourselves early to the Prado, a palatial building, four stories high with colonnaded walks looking down onto a large central garden. 368 more words


We flew into Madrid, toured around, then returned there to fly home. It’s a city of 6.5 million people, so predictably noisy (day and night), crowded, but surprisingly easy to get around, walking in the old city, or whizzing along on the Metro. 196 more words

Madrid, in less than 2 days

While I feel a bit remiss not writing about Bratislava, where we stayed for a very pleasant week before travelling south, these short hops now happening at the end of our travels mean I’m running out of time (and energy) to write very much. 1,679 more words

Madrid - Tapas, Street Signs y Las Meninas

Our visit to Madrid was delightful and while we did a lot of walking, I wanted to focus on a few things that stuck out. 536 more words


Day 5/239: Madrid, a Réal Gem!

We celebrated our nineteenth wedding anniversary three days ago. Nineteen years of wedded bliss (!) living with two women, Mary Robertson and Lady Mary Burton. The first one is the world’s most lovable girl, intelligent, kind, tolerant, shy, polite – what’s not to like! 2,437 more words

Adventure, Travel, Lifestyle

Under Construction: Projects At Two Of The World’s Most Important Museums

There are some interesting construction projects ahead for the expansion of two already enormous, and enormously important, art institutions.

Following a recent renovation of part of its existing ground floor to expand its exhibition space, the National Gallery in London has set its sights on… 961 more words