Around the streets of Madrid we kept encountering a variation of colourful, larger than life, ladies. The statues are all variations on the main characters of Las Meninas, Diego Velázquez’s masterpiece that hangs in the Prado Museum. An art installation saw 80 sculptures of Las Meninas (‘the ladies in waiting’) dotted around the Spanish capital.Continue reading “Las Meninas Mademoiselles”
Here’s a few random snaps from around the streets of Madrid. From wonderful little bookshops to quirky eateries. This lucky Buddha has had his belly rubbed a fair few times by passing customers! More books and a slightly manic looking little gimp! Not sure if he is cute or creepy!
I’m so far behind with my travel blog that I’m only just starting on the first trip of 2019!! As it was a ‘big’ birthday year I got to chose where we headed for our long haul adventure – and it just had to be back to Vietnam. The place that set off my loveContinue reading “Singapore sensory overload”
Finally I’m getting around to documenting our first ever trip to Germany for the man’s birthday last November. We plumped for the hip capital city of Berlin for our first ever trip to Deutschland and a fab choice it was too. We stayed in the Ibis Mitte hotel, perfectly placed to explore the city withContinue reading “Battered yet beautiful”