We are in Ibiza and the sun is shining as usual and it is warm though the sea is rough today but we went swimming anyway. We have a nice view of the Mediterranean from our hotel room and just have to walk down the hill to the rocks in order to swim. It is crowded though, with hippies and Germans and French and the seaside often looks like Coney Island. We are staying in a pension that overlooks the Med. and we can watch planes take off and land – a busy airport. Day after tomorrow will go to a bullfight here – Cordobes! is fighting. Hope they have good bulls but fear the reverse.
We are in Madrid relaxing in hotel room. Have been to the Prado and a bullfight. One matador cut on ear but none did very well. If ind I have forgotten much spanish but we get along. On Tus. we will go to Ibiza for about a week and then fly back to Germany. Should be relaxed and sunned by then. Spend a couple more days here and see Toledo and the Escorial. Hope you are all faring well and not too travel-weary.
This is labeled as Christopher Columbus’ “monument”. I think it is his tomb.
These are from a trip in 1984.
June 1973 Madrid
We had a lovely dinner last night and then watched Flamenco dancers until the wee hrs. Today we spent several hours in the D’El Prado (like the Louvre) and Kathy ran into 3 kids from her school – one her roommate for next year!! We’re going by train tomorrow to Lisbon, Portugal to be on the beach for a week.
The postcard is of the Christ of the Lanterns located at the Plaza de los Capuchinos in Cordoba, Spain. It was created in 1794 by Juan Navarro Leon.
Saludos de Espana
Estuve aqui con Bob y su unica hoy. Este lugar es muy similar de Taxco pero con mas pinturas – por ejemplo del Greco y Goya y otros.
Con mucho amor, Bill
Didn’t have a chance to go skiing, as everything was shut up until the season opens on the 12th so no broken legs or anything. Really enjoying the sun in Malaga. Right now sitting in a sidewall cafe drinking a “cerveza”. Move on to Madrid tonight etc. Hope we didn’t put you out too much while we were there. Hope your SAT went alright tambien.
Love, Tom and Jen
Had a nice evening with Bob, Angela and family last night. Angelica is cute but spoiled. Off to the airport.
Above is a postcard of the Patio of the Lions gallery at the Alhambra in Granada. I spent two glorious days at the Alhambra. Below is a photo I took of the lions.