Monthly Archives: April 2011

You say riojo, I say tinto

The Antiquarium Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Sevilla WHEN I WENT to Paris a number of years ago, I was struggling mightily with the language. What little French I remembered from college didn’t help me get understood when I tried … Continue reading

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My good and reliable traveling companions

Saturday, April 23, 2011 | On the train from Madrid to Sevilla A COLLEAGUE suggested, after reading a recent post in which I complained how much my feet hurt after a day of walking, suggested that I get new shoes. New … Continue reading

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There it is, sitting on my shoulder and nibbling at my earlobe

Saturday, April 23, 2011 | Toledo AT THE TRAIN station, waiting for my 12:25 train back to Madrid, where I will hop on another train to Seville. It is a beautiful sunny morning. No rain in sight, although some ominous-looking … Continue reading

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Toledo: Wherever you go, there you are

Friday, April 22, 2011 | Toledo THE TWO MOST-heard phrases in this city today: Que pena! and Que lastima! Wherever your were — wondering lost in the alley/streets, sitting under a giant umbrella at an outdoor café, in a museum, … Continue reading

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My best meal so far

Friday, April 22, 2010 | Toledo LAST NIGHT I went to bed without dinner. I wasn’t that hungry and I didn’t want to go out in the rain, so I stayed in my room to read and write my last … Continue reading

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The kind of light photographers dream of

April 21, 2011   Toledo Rain. Rain has been falling for the past six or seven hours and it appears ad if it will go on all night. And, if the weatherman is right, it might be with us tomorrow … Continue reading

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She danced like a woman who had danced all her life

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | Madrid IT HAD BEEN long day of walking up and down the narrow streets of this beautiful city and I was tired. I was heading home – to my hotel room – at 4 p.m., … Continue reading

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