|Iglesia de los Jeronimos|
One of the many benefits of having Ken's mom visit: Her participation in an international Pickle Ball tournament provides the perfect excuse to visit Madrid. Here are some miscellaneous memories of another one of our favorite Spanish cities.
|Almost there: Madrid's skyline from the car|
|Broadcast tower in Madrid|
|Prado Museum Cason del Buen Retiro building|
|The Fuente de Neptuno in the Plaza de Canovas del Castillo in Madrid|
|A welcoming sign on Madrid's city hall.Although it looks old and flashy, |
the Palacio de Comunicaciones was built in the 20th century.
Originally a post office, it became the seat of city mayor in 2007.
Notice the welcome sign.
|Ken always likes to help tidy up.|
|Getting chummy with Charlie at Plaza Mayor|
|Optical illusion mural betwtween two buildings in Madrid|
|Inside the Reina Sofia museum|
|Arlene and Ken at Casa Benigna, where we had an amazing |
lunch. If you go, make a reservation, then knock on the door
when you arrive. And give our regards to Norberto.
|Patella at Casa Benigna in Madrid|
|La Violetera by sculptor Santiago de Santiago|
in Parque de las Vistillas
|Fountain in Parque de las Vistillas|
|Pope John Paul II statue at Catedral de La Almudena|
|Outside the gates of Palacio Real de Madrid|
|We enjoy an unexpected concert at Palacio Real de Madrid|
|One of the most famous paintings in Museo Thyssen-|
Bornemisza is this 1488 portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni
by Domenico Ghirlandaio.
|Inside Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza|
In case you missed it, you can read my post about Madrid's beautiful Parque del Buen Retiro here.