Yesterday and today, I am in Madrid. A beautiful city and quite the change from the small towns that I have been walking through. First, I’ve never seen a city with so many cafes and restaurants. No problem finding something to eat here!
I toured the Royal Palace yesterday and sure wish I had some pictures to show you. They did not allow any photos to be taken. Suffice it to say, the word “opulent” doesn’t even come close to describing the luxury I saw here. Everything that stood still was covered in either gold, silk, ivory, porcelain, or an 18th century tapestry. My favorite was noticing how beautiful the wall coverings were. Not just wallpaper, but silks and velvets, and brocades covered these walls. My favorite favorite was the room covered in deep blue velvet.