Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Saludos desde Madrid

Buenos dias!

Yesterday we arrived in Madrid safe and sound after a smooth connection at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. We were all a little tired after a full day of traveling, but a quick bocadillo and a siesta perked everyone up enough to explore the Plaza Mayor the first evening. Then we strolled into a lively market to photograph hanging legs of jamon and fresh pescado before enjoying a welcome dinner of tapas sampling many traditional Spanish dishes. After dinner we walked down to the Palacio Real to capture the beautiful light on the southern facade as night fell over the lively city.

Today in Madrid the sun is shining down and we have just returned from a morning shooting pictures in the the Parque Retiro. There we wandered past the famous Palacio de Cristal and the Rosaleda before finding a local restaurant for lunch.

This evening we will be exploring the Museo Nacional de Arqueológico and Photo España, the International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts. Tomorrow it´s on to the Prado and the Reina Sofia!

We´ll have photos posted for you to see soon, but for now, hasta luego!

-Megan and Ben