The photos below are what we saw.
the Neptune Statue near the Atocha train station and close to
streets in this area of town, like many areas in Madrid, are
an interesting mix of architectural styles in this neighborhood
of Madrid: old with new. Note the new brick on top of the
the streets was turned into a pedestrian mall with this nice
interesting building with an overhanging first floor.
wall" with growing plants on the side of the wall.
passed yet another custom ham shop. Plenty of hams of
lower hams were available by the slice at up to $27 (euro) per
objective for the day was the Reina Sofia National Art
Museum. Clearly a popular place: the elevators were
recently added as they do not match the motif of the balance of
interesting sculpture out front of the museum.
out that photos inside the museum are prohibited. But,
before I realized that I got this shot. This is a sold
chuck of iron cut into a cube. Not "cubist" art per se,
but something close in an odd sort of way.
huge chunk of 10" thick steel plate.
looking toward Atocha from the upper floors of the
museum. "If I atocha once, I atocha a million
and expensive stairways at the Reina Sofia.
stairwell within the museum.
odd sculpture in the museum's garden.
kinetic sculpture in the center garden.
looking at Picasso paintings all afternoon, this looked quite
the museum and got a bit at a corner cafe. From there, we
headed up the hill to Parque Retiro. Along the way, we
passed this government building.
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