So I promised some photos from our weekend visit to Madrid… Just a handful for your delectation and delight
On Saturday we visited the Palais Real.
Yes, we thought. “A Real Palace. It really, really is a real palace!” And then we realised that Real translates from Spanish to Royal. Doh! Spanish is not my best continental European language, sorry.
It is hot and sunny (maybe close to 30C) and we are mad English people out in the noon-day sun. Good thing I had taken my shawl to protect my shoulders
After this photo-op, we went on a tour of the Palais, so got to cool off.
Sunday we were off to Madrid Zoo. The highlight of the trip to see the resident pandas, including little Po and De De. They are twins, born early last September.
First, here is their dad, Bing Xing, relaxing in the shade with a bit of bamboo.
Omn, nom, nom.
In the indoor area, Po was having a laze when we arrived.
Time to wake up snoozy cub, your fans are waiting, hehe….
It is so fun to watch their personalities emerge
And I couldn’t leave you without a mention of the gorgeous Spanish food. In the evening we went out for more amazing tapas. Mouth-watering:
That’s all then folks. Look out in the future you might just see more of my photos cropping up on a scrapbook page or two
See you soon, Rx