Another day, another photo journal post! Today it is about the literary quarter in Madrid; Barrio De Las Letras. That’s what you get when you just recently moved to a new city! And even more, if you are a photographer!
“Home to great writers of the Golden Age of Spanish literature such as Cervantes and Quevado, the Barrio de las Letras also boasts the most important museums in Madrid. C/ Huertas is the main artery of the neighborhood, and there you can find tapas bars and places to have a great time whenever the weekend brings people together, especially thirty-somethings who are out for a beer with friends. Plaza de Santa Ana, with its roomy terraces, is one of the area’s big attractions for tourists.” – TimeOut
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it in here – probably did on my Instagram stories – but we recently visited the National Tyssen Museum to see the permanent exhibition, and the Balenciaga and Spanish Paintings exhibition. Which was absolutely stunning. Except for the people though. People were really disrespectful. I was even pushed at once, just to take a photo of a dress with their phones. It was allowed to take photos of the dresses, but not the painting. People didn’t care. They were with their phones capturing everything and pushing people around so they could be first to reach the next dress. It was terrible. I mean, I took photos as well. But I took them when it was my turn to be in front of the specific dress. I never bother anyone else.
Anyway, people are rude.
Moving on to the subject of this post – always drifting – I hope you enjoy another sneak peek of Madrid’s charms. And make sure you follow me on Instagram since I’m a little more chatty now! Thanks to you, that you asked me to share more of my day-to-day, and to do it by speaking out loud. And even though I was terrified, I did it! And now, I probably won’t be shutting up any time soon! So thanks for that little – needed – push of confidence.