Street art: Lavapiés

I live in Lavapiés.  It’s a neighborhood on the south side of Madrid.  Historically it has been a neighborhood of gypsies.  More recently it has become neighborhood of immigrants and hipsters (funny how those things tend to go together).  And it has some awesome street art.  Here are some of my finds. Calle Embajadores. Glorieta […]

The Reina Sofia: a good place to spend the night?

I have mixed feelings about museums.  I love the concept of public knowledge and art.  Brilliant.  But sometimes the environment is a bit stifling (read: museums are boring. also. awkward).  Everyone moves slowly.  Talks quietly.  Thinks intellectual thoughts.  Oh yes, I enjoy the intellectual stimulation of a world famous Velazquez painting…  I also enjoying wondering […]