|Needless to say, we did not eat here. The name put us off.|
No photos allowed inside...do I hear a collective sigh of relief? Come on, this blog is a cultural lesson too you know.
Here are the top five paintings in the Museum right off of the internet. Don't forget, to see the image bigger, click on it.
|El Greco - Nobleman with his hand on his chest 1560|
Very original title
|Velazquez - The family of Philip IV - 1656|
|Goya - The Third of May, 1808 in Madrid -|
|Goya - the Countess of Chincon - 1800|
|Hieronymus Bosch - The Garden of Earthly Delights - 1500|
We ate lunch at the museum cafeteria (Jerry's idea). It was bad....really bad, and cold, and neither of us ate much of it. I did drink 2 cups of Cafe Latte that were very good.
Took a taxi back to Plaza Mayor and found a sunny spot. Very windy today, but we were protected. I had some Sangria and Jerry a beer. I'm really lovin' the Sangria. :-)
|Always get a little something with your drink, and not Grumpy Bill's stale|
|On the building on our corner|
Last night met 3 young people at one of the Tapas bars that spoke English. Two from the states and one from New Zealand. They provided a welcome relief from us talking to each other all the time. If you're out there....hello!
Just got back from dinner on the Tapas street, calle de la Baja. Getting to be old pros at this after 3 nights. Started out at Tempranillo again, because I had a craving for the Calamari toast. It was a little different but just as good. Then we had a scrambled eggs with vegetables, fish, and mushrooms. Very different but fabulous. A new kind of wine tonight, really fine. So, all of that for what do you think it cost? 4 glasses of wine, 2 pieces of Calamari toast and a big plate of eggs......$24.00. Amazing!
|calle de la Baja - a hoppin' spot|
|The little short one is our street and the one on the far right is calle de la Baja.|
Tomorrow we go to more art museums and the train station to get a ticket to Valencia. Need to go to bed earlier tonight. We are like babies with our days and nights mixed up.