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