Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday Funday

Sunday was a day full of museums. I personally am not a huge fan of art museums, but I can tolerate them for small periods of time, especially when it is modern art. We planned it out so we hit the free entrance times of the museums. First up was the Reina Sofia. It had some weird and beautiful temporary exhibits,
but also really interesting collection pieces by Picasso including the giant Guernica (of which pictures are not allowed) and this...
Picasso
some by Dalí...
Dalí
We stopped by the Madrid Puerta de Atocha, the Atocha Train Station, as recommended by our tour guide the previous day to see the turtles. More importantly, I  bought 2 scarves.
Terrapins at Atocha Station
Next was the Museo del Prado. It had the kind of art that I am not good at appreciating. Pictures were not allowed inside, but you can check out the website if you want to get a feel for it.
Museo del Prado
We had some time to kill and the weather was beautiful so we went back to Parque Retiro. So many families were out on this Sunday afternoon spending time together. There were lots of street performers singing, dancing, and juggling.
Parque Retiro
That evening we went to Chocolatería San Ginés. The only thing they sell is chocolate con churros, which is the most delicious combination of food ever! The chocolate is supposed to be hot chocolate that you can drink, but it is so thick and rich that you could easily make yourself sick.
Churros!

Yum Yum Yum
Ryan was complaining that no pictures of him made it into the blog recently. So here it is...

Just 1 Minute Walk Away Behind You. How could you resist?

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