Jávea U3A
 

Travel

Madrid September 2011

Diane Ord (ably assisted by some cameraman called Ross) organised an incredible trip to Madrid. We stayed in a quaint hotel (quickly referred to as Fawlty Towers) that was conviently located a short walk from the Palacio Real and the old town. This was one of the few hotels on this side of the galaxy not to have any alcohol and to have waiters determined not to smile. However, our intrepid U3A-ers know how to enjoy themselves and even the waiters eventually mellowed and joined in the fun.

Some of us on the coach thought Diana Ross would be travelling with us, leading the sing-songs, but that turned out not to be the case. We must have misread the joining instructions!

Far too much in Madrid to see in the time, so were are all looking forward to the return trip!

Many thanks to Diane Ord (and the other one)!

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Madrid-2011
A01 Palacio Real - inner courtyard
A01 Palacio Real - inner courtyard
A02 Catedral - side door
A02 Catedral - side door
A03 Catedral - side alter
A03 Catedral - side alter
A04 Catedral -ornate ceiling
A04 Catedral -ornate ceiling
B01 Valley of the Fallen
B01 Valley of the Fallen
C01 Puerta Del Sol
C01 Puerta Del Sol
C02 Sol - Real Casa de Correos
C02 Sol - Real Casa de Correos
C03 KM zero
C03 KM zero
C04 Salt St - Clock mender
C04 Salt St - Clock mender
C05 Salt St
C05 Salt St
C06 Entering Plaza Mayor
C06 Entering Plaza Mayor
C07 Plaza Mayor
C07 Plaza Mayor
C08 Plaza Mayor - Salt st
C08 Plaza Mayor - Salt st
C09 Casa de la Panaderia
C09 Casa de la Panaderia
C10 Leaving Plaza Mayor
C10 Leaving Plaza Mayor
C11 Calle Nuncio
C11 Calle Nuncio
C12 Taberna in Nuncio
C12 Taberna in Nuncio
C13 Plaza de la Villa
C13 Plaza de la Villa
C14 Catedral de la Almudenia
C14 Catedral de la Almudenia
C15 Plaza de Ramales
C15 Plaza de Ramales
C16 Plaza de Oriente
C16 Plaza de Oriente
C20 Parque de el Retiro
C20 Parque de el Retiro
C21 Retiro
C21 Retiro
C22 Palacio de Cristal
C22 Palacio de Cristal
C23 Terrapins
C23 Terrapins
C24 Crystal Palace copy across lake
C24 Crystal Palace copy across lake
C25 Built 1887
C25 Built 1887
C26 Retiro - Rose garden
C26 Retiro - Rose garden
C27 Ministerio de Agricultura
C27 Ministerio de Agricultura
C28 Inside Estacion de Atocha
C28 Inside Estacion de Atocha
C29 Catedral Crypt
C29 Catedral Crypt
C30 Iglesia Camelitas - Calle Bailen
C30 Iglesia Camelitas - Calle Bailen
D01 Templo de Debod
D01 Templo de Debod
D02 View to Palacio y Catedral
D02 View to Palacio y Catedral
D03 Casa de Campo
D03 Casa de Campo
D04 Jardines del Moro
D04 Jardines del Moro
D05 Jardines del Moro
D05 Jardines del Moro
D06 Jardines del Moro
D06 Jardines del Moro
D07 Jardines del Moro
D07 Jardines del Moro
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