Madrid et al.

Greetings from Madrid! The journey continues to the capital of Spain! We caught a cheap flight from Porto, Portugal, to Madrid, Spain for $60 Can, about 45 Euros. Even though it was an economy airline, we still received food and drinks! I tip my hat to the airline TAP Portugal!

I apologize in advance for the lack of my own photos in this post. The last two hostels have had rather sketchy WIFI connection, so I can’t connect via my tablet that has all my pictures. We’re heading to Granada (southern Spain) tomorrow, so hopefully we’ll have WIFI to beautify the blog!

We’ve been having a blast out here, checking out some amazing museums and cathedrals. Two highlights are the Prado Museum in Madrid, and the Cathedral in Toledo (50 min outside of Madrid). The Prado museum has a vast array of paintings, including the “Garden of Earthly Delights,” by Bosch. Google it! Fantastic piece.

We just got back from Toledo, which was a day trip from Madrid. This used to be the capital of Spain, and has the most spectacular Cathedral I’ve ever seen. The architecture, artwork, and sheer magnitude of the Cathedral is facinating.

I’ve attached a few pics from Google of the Cathedral and the Garden of Earthly Delights. Hopefully I don’t get in trouble for copyright violations… but I suppose it’s tough to catch a vagabond always on the move!

Due to popular demand, we’ve made a Facebook page for the website. I’m told that this means you can like the Facebook page and get automatic updates when Jon or I make  posting. I’ve added a link for this on the site. Until the next posting!

The Wandering Shawn

800px-The_Garden_of_Earthly_Delights_by_Bosch_High_ResolutionGarden of Earthly Delights

1280px-Catedral_de_Toledo.Altar_Mayor_(huge)Toledo Cathedral – altar

Toledo_Cathedral,_from_Plaza_del_AyuntamientoToledo Cathedral

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