May 21, 2005
Madrid: More than Ham
I raced from Paris to Madrid to catch my friend Serene before she left for Brazil.
Ham is popular in Spain; it's like they're sponsoring a vegetarian.
Madrid's symbol: "Bear and the Madrono Tree", posing with tourists.
A view of the street from my room at Hostal Riesco, across from the Sol Metro Station. The horns and drunken cheers didn't simmer at 3am.
On some trains, the subway cars are connected without doors. The train is like one long car.
All swans are white.
"The Fallen Angel", "said to be the first statue in the world dedicated to the devil" (source: Lonely Planet), in Parque del Retiro.
Palacio Real, official residence of the King of Spain.
People go outside and watch other people who go outside.