Walking about Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor…
I'm just a girl who suddenly discovers herself embarking on an expedition she never expected...no one seems to have the aswers...and the courier is late.
October 31, 2011 at 09:50
Very interesting indeed. Along those narrow roads, are there any cars that drive there – it seems to be for pedestrians only??
I thought I saw buskers in the one image. I know that there are many to be found on these narrow pedestrian streets of Europe? Much like the gypsy people that beg. Just struck me as ironic that the ole gypsy lady should be begging in front of the pastry shoppe!
October 31, 2011 at 16:32
There are SO many buskers in this part of Madrid. So many, that it actually becomes quite noisy. Plaza Mayor is ruled by two gangs of entertainers… Buskers, mostly South American in looks, to the one side and painters, mostly Spanish looking, to the other. That very same pasteleria, La Mallorquina in Puerta del Sol, sells a tremendous selection of Spanish breads, pastries, cakes and candies. It’s been around since 1894. I recommend their cubanitos, chocolate napolitanas and Madrid’s own local candy, bombones la violeta. Precious violet flower-shaped sweets.
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