Today, I visited El Palacio Real: the biggest palace in Spain where the Royal Family sometimes lived and always celebrated their festivities, as they still do today.
It literally has thousands of rooms! 2,800 to be exact. Rooms for eating, drinking, visiting, sleeping; there’s a movie room, billiards room, snack room, opium smoking room, coat room; there’s a room for people to take their coats off before they go put them in the coat room! iQue ridiculoso!
This place is definitely beyond cool and I could for sure handle living here…
Picasso’s “La Guernica” was only something I had seen in school text books since I was a little girl… In person, it was GIGANTIC. I stared at it for a good 25 minutes and I still didn’t take it all in. Wow, it’s incredible.
Dali had some pretty nifty stuff for sure. His works were actually my favorites at this museum.
Miro had a few impressive pieces, but the whole arrow-and-some-dots concept on a huge white canvas… SO not feeling it. I could’ve done without the entire “abstract room” for sure and spent another 15 minutes being mesmerized by “La Guernica.”
Original journal entry Monday, September 3, 2007