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Afternoon in the city

the air in Madrid is charging for San Isidro

overcast 19 °C
View Península Iberica on atrabuccoc's travel map.

today there were a lot of people in the street. Well it's saturday and we are very close to the (one of the) biggest event in Madrid: San Isidro.
I slept until late and at late afternoon decided to join my aunt and her boyfriend for a stroll around the city centre.
I decided to bring my camera along and maybe take a couple of pictures along the way.
We walked a lot, even stopped at a place called "Lefties", where all the leftovers from Zara (a store) are put on massive sales, and tried out a couple of shirts, none of them I liked. German (my aunt's boyfriend) bought some nice sandals for six euros.
I mentioned that the streets were overflowing with people, well when that happens the Musícos overflow as well (and all the other artists). These days must be their luckiest! [and their smiles seem pretty genuine for them to fake happyiness].
I wished I had more money, so that I could give each one of those clusters of artists a minimal part of the happyiness they bring me. Even when it's the seventh time I hear an interpretation of the same piece!

Well anyway, we went into an Andaluz bar, and had a couple of cañas (biers in small glasses) accompanied by the very Spanish tapas (small -varies- tasters/appetizers), and enjoyed the Real Madrid game, in which el Real won by a hair and a couple of miracles here and there.
The place was nicely decorated and the music not so good. It was some Andaluz music that definitely clashed with the all-eyes-on-screen mood there was among the people inside the bar. But the service was awesome.

We headed back home, I snapped a couple of more pics, and promised myself I would go back and see (through my lens) the city at night; this time with a tripod.

Best wishes to everyone,
thank for your time,

Posted by atrabuccoc 18:04 Archived in Spain Tagged photography

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Andrea, so good to hear from you and to see these entries. You are visiting some childhood haunts of mine. Keep posting! ~c.

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