Danielle Meinert frolics through Oxford & Europe: blogging from end to beginning as as I relive summer 2013
A Madrid lion conquers sunset in Retiro Park.
Retiro Park in Madrid overlooks a lake where people ride boats, sit on historic stonework, and feast on sunset.
Sunset in Madrid
The end of our first day in Spain means a fascination with another city’s public transportation.
Saturday, July 13
We wake up in the land of statues of men on horses.
A street off of Madrid’s Mercado San Miguel holds greenery and apartments packed with life and light.
The arches of Madrid’s Plaza Mayor hide homes, shops, life.
Madrid’s bear, also on its coat of arms, rests in Peurta del Sol.
As Claire and I get lost in Madrid, we find Hotel Anaco’s charming hand-painted wall.
Dreams come true as Katie, who is interning at the US Embassy in Madrid, tours us around her extraordinary workplace. (Pictures aren’t allowed inside, as you can imagine, so we play tourist outside the embassy’s tall walls).