Saturday, 20 September 2014

Madrid, Mahou and more

 
La Rojigualda, Plaza de Colon
 
 
Symbol of the city
 
 
Sampling Mahou, the local brew, in the shade of Parque del Retiro


Immaculately sculpted trees


 
Palacio de Cristal - Madrid's version of the Crystal Palace

 
Terrapins terrorising the catfish


Proud noisy peacocks


Angel atop the Metropolis building


Fra Angelico's Angel in the Prado (perhaps my favourite artwork of the trip)


Antonella da Messina's weeping angel with Christ (another gem in the Prado)


City symbol sculpture in Puerta Del Sol


Mural in Plaza Mayor


Nerves of steel required for the rollercoasters in Parque de Atracciones


Painted patterns on the cathedral ceiling

 
Richard Hamilton retrospective at the Reina Sofia


Domenico Ghirlandhaio's beauty at the Thyssen Bornemisza


Michiel Sweerts' (new discovery for me), boy beauty at Thyssen Bornemisza
 
 
Loved this Edward Hopper, again at the Thyssen Bornemisza

 
Mas Mahou por favor....


I Love Madrid