Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Madrid: This & That

Templo de Debod. Apparently this Egyptian temple was built near the Nile
during the 4th century B.C.  So when Spain helped Egypt save the "Abu
Simbel" (Egyptian archaeological site), they presented this to the country as a
gift.  Dismantled, shipped to Valencia, reconstructed, and open to public in '71.

Plaza de Espana.  Commotion.

Near Puerta del Sol.  There was a Spanish holiday the past week(end). Which
holiday it was, I know not (upon asking the eldest host sister she responded,
"I'm not sure.  Just a Spanish holiday.  Maybe something religious.").  To say
the least the whole city was a ZOO.  Kind of fun but mostly not.  

A little less-crowded part of Madrid.


Burstrackdelt monnola daitway dumschipol bulfatka.


emily said...

LOVE the madrid temple

Si said...


natalie said...

that last picture. oh my.
did you have the chance to go in the temple?
i hope so.
if not, it's still gorgeous to look at.

Brooke Shoko said...

nattles. i knew you would love it. hah! and yes- did have the chance to go. such the best.