An Evening in Madrid

by Tessa on June 11, 2013

in Style, Trips & Travels

Royal Palace of MadridWe were only in Madrid for an evening but the sun came out of its hiding place, there was some street Jazz (my jam), and gorgeous architecture- I mean that palace (insert gasp)! It’s beautiful! Sometimes I think that it doesn’t matter how much time you have somewhere; if you enjoy it while you’re there then you won’t know what you missed, and you’ll always remember that day and that place as beautiful:)
Royal Palace of MadridRoyal Palace of MadridRoyal Palace of MadridMadrid, SpainRoyal Palace of Madrid gardenRoyal Palace of MadridAnd if you didn’t already know, the Spanish queen and I… we’re tight!! But it’s like whatever;)Almudena CathedralSadly both the palace and cathedral were closed when we went out for our evening walk, but at least there’s so much on the outside to relish and admire!!
pensivepensiveOutfit details: Shirt – thrifted // pants – vintage thrifted // shoes – coolway1000 year old palsPlaza MayorFun fact: pretty much every famous plaza in Spain is a square (or rectangle, whatever) but they’re all gorgeous!! Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Plaza Reial in Barcelona, and la Plaza de Salamanca in Salamanca are all the ones that I’ve walked through and admired. And at night, when they light up!… sigh.Plaza MayorIglesia de San AdresChurros & ChocolateIn this family, churros & chocolate are a must. If possible, we’d have them on a daily basis! We’d add them to the Davidson specialty food groups, which already consist of popcorn, hot chocolate, and crepes. Recently, we’ve been making them at home in hopes that we can perfect the art and not feel starved and desperate for another bite of heaven once we leave Spain!This old ladyThis old lady made my night when we were standing at a stop light and I saw her combing through her hair on her balcony. She looked over, smiled, waved, and blew me kisses!! I have a soft spot for adorable old folks, they’re far too adorable!Alter EgoIt seems that everywhere I travel, I take a piece of that place with me. I tuck it somewhere safe inside me so I can pull it out and reminisce on that day when I please. But it also seems that I leave a part of me behind, caught up in the breeze that touches each beautiful building that it passes by or attached to a street post where it can stay forever and admire the city and the people therein. So maybe if you’re a Madrid, you’ll see me, or more precisely a past memory of me, trapped on the roof of a bus stop, happy to stay and admire the people that pass by below.

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Kate June 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm

You’re adorable! I so badly wish I could be traveling this summer. Your photos are amazing!

Lisa @ Making Lifes Lemons June 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm

When I was living in Guatemala I walked to school every day I would pass the same elderly woman on her balcony. Every morning she would smile and say “buen dia.” It’s something I’ll always remember.

xo Lisa
Making Life’s Lemons

Bekuh June 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I’m so glad you tuck a piece of each place you visit deep inside. It’s so important to cherish those memories and let them form inside you. Let them shape you, and help define you, you’re so young and having so many amazing experiences don’t take a moment for granted.

Zoe Gruss June 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Beautiful photographs! The city is breathtaking and the churros look delicious!

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