Posts Tagged ‘Plaza Mayor’

Lisbon

Monday, August 10th, 2009

June 12, 2009

We started the day in the Praca do Comercio which is a plaza that sits on the edge of the city right next to the river.  This plaza is of the Plaza Mayor style with the tree sides not facing the water all having matching facades with a central gate to one of the major streets(and no cars are allowed on it) in the city.

Gate to Rua Augusta from Praca do Comercio

Gate to Rua Augusta from Praca do Comercio

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Class Starts in Madrid

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

June 1, 2009

We started class at the Circulo de Bellas Artes, located across from the Metropolis Building, where we learned that Cafe Americano is coffee with water added.  From this point we started to walk down Calle de Alcala to Paseo del Prado which is the major cultural axis in the city of Madrid.

Metropolis Building

Metropolis Building

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Madrid, Day 1

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

May 30, 2009

The first day we had in Madrid was spent wandering around but first we went over to another hostel to meet Tyler to go and get phones but ended up waiting for a little while until all of a sudden I heard someone calling, “Jake, Aric” and we looked up and at the same time both said “Joe?”  who was leaning out his window.   I was extremely excited because I have never had a conversation with someone who was leaning out a window.  This started the day where we wandered around and ended up at the nearby plaza Sol where we ended up getting phones.  We headed back to Las Musas before setting out again.  On the way out this time we noticed a building that pretty much looked like any other building except the facade was an Escher print.

M.C. Escher Building

M.C. Escher Building

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