Thursday, July 22, 2010

Austin's Last Day in Madrid

I finally got a good night's rest and have recovered from a severe case of jet lag.  Spain has definitely taken some getting used to.  The fast paced jive of Madrid has been a shock for me coming from Santa Barbara.  People here seem like they always have places to go, people to see, busy...busy...busy... As tourists we seem to stick out everywhere we go.  I don't want to come off as those "loud, ugly Americans". 

Today I went to the Prado Museum with Jim.  I had no idea what I was getting into; it was quite the journey.  We walked miles through hundreds of rooms and corridors containing some of the world's finest art.  We feasted our eyes on the works of Goya, Valasquez, Miro, and El Greco.

We stopped to take a picture at the feet of the famed Don Quixote and his trusty companion Sancho Panza .


1 comment:

  1. Saying you missed the Running of the Bulls, now I'd do that! That is something I would like to be able to say I did...if I survived it that is.