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Staircase, Caxia Forum Building

Staircase, CaixaForum Building

Madrid is one of my favorite cities.  I love the Latin attitude and the general hustle of the place, not to mention that after Paris, it holds the greatest repository of classical western art in the world.  This visit was in May of 2011 when the Puerto del  Sol demonstrations were in full swing.  The demonstrations are covered in another post on this blog.


Puerta del Sol, Madrid

Is There No Future?

Is There No Future?

These photos were taken at the May, 2011 Puerta del Sol, Madrid demonstrations which protested 40% unemployment among those under 30 years old in Spain.  The “Occupy” movement sprouted from this event.  In two years, things have not improved much in Europe.

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Seville

Plaza Espana

Plaza Espana

Seville is a friendly city.  It is about a mile walk from Plaza Espana to downtown with the university on the way.


Cordoba

Cordoba Stables

Cordoba Stables

Cordoba is home to several outstanding attractions including the Mezquita, a one time mosque that is now a cathedral, and what are probably the most beautiful stables in the world.


A Stormy Day on the Costa del Sol

Seascape on a Stormy Day

Seascape on a Stormy Day

My wanderings took me to Torremolinos, a beach town near Malaga in Spain.  It was my second visit and not as good as the first, being too early in the season with the weather stormy and cool.  If you want to meet a lot of clueless English tourists, this is the place to go.


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