Wonderful journey into the world famous Art Museum.
For three days, Madrid literally unleashed its treasures on us: Prado Museum, Museo Cerralbo, Museum of America, El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Murillo, Titian, Veronese, Bosch, Van Dyck, Rubens, Dürer, and Poussin.
This painting was Irina’s favorite. She believes the beauty of Amalia de Llano y Dotres by Federico de Madrazo depicted here is much less contested than the beauty of Mona Lisa. Laughing eyes. Eyelashes ready to blink. Dazzling Amalia!
At one point, looking at all these masterpieces was like eating black caviar with a big spoon. Of course, we should not do it with masterpieces, but we had no choice. We were leaving in a few days, but we still had plans for the Episcopal Toledo, aristocratic Segovia, and Avila with its 88 watchtowers and mysterious cathedral church. Sometimes, we dream of coming to Paris, and every-day visiting only the Louvre for a whole week, but now, we…
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