Waking up the ghosts of the Spanish Civil War

Waking up the ghosts of the Spanish Civil War

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Madrid, Spain | No Comments

Dr. Almudena Cros stands in the center of the Plaza Mayor, the 17th century centerpiece of old Madrid. She opens a large portfolio and turns the pages to a photo from 1931. King Alfonso XIII had just abdicated the throne and a crowd of over excited citizens have just toppled the 17th century statue of […]

2007 – Madrid; Plaza Mayor, Puerto del Sol and the Prado

2007 – Madrid; Plaza Mayor, Puerto del Sol and the Prado

Posted by on Aug 18, 2007 in Madrid, Spain | No Comments

15-August-2007. A couple of weeks ago we read about soaring heat, a blackout in Barcelona, an oil spill in the Mediterranean and giant schools of jellyfish lurking off the beaches waiting for the August holiday to bring them lots of fleshy bathers. It didn’t look like a good time for a visit to Spain. And […]

2005 – Madrid and La Rioja

2005 – Madrid and La Rioja

Posted by on Aug 13, 2005 in Madrid, Spain | No Comments

Madrid is just a short 1.5 hours away from Toledo by car; a good day by carriage. A walk through the Plaza Mayor brought back a lot old memories. We’ve been to this great city a number of times. We even stopped at our favorite fast food joint “Las Bravas” for a plate of pulpo […]