Last day Madrid

An arch, there are four of these leading into the city in different areas

An arch, there are four of these leading into the city in different areas

Today we went to Reina Sofia. We chose this museum over the Prado because one of the young people we met on the Camino was a Spanish major in college and spent a year in Madrid and she recommended it. 
First we had to get there, back into Madrid. Yesterday the Taxi cost 26 euro, we were told that getting to the airport by mass transit for 2 was just as expensive as a taxi. Well untrue. There was a bus that went to the edge of Madrid, the Avenue of the Americas. We first had to cross the highway, one of those over the highway walkways I can’t stand. Right at the other side, the bus stop. 2 euros. The avenue of America’s stop is a hub for metro, so tube in to town, less then 2 euros. It took maybe 40 minutes, but that’s us I’m sure and cost for us less than 8 euros, and it was relatively easy. On the way back I convinced Al to skip the subway part and we walked to the bus station at the hub. It was a nice walk. It seems weird not to do a lot of walking.
The museum was different. I must be ignorant because I couldn’t believe some of the stuff was art. One room was huge, very long and it had these 4 blocks of cement. Art? Allen said he could do that!!! I thought the exhibit was missing. Then sound as art, random sound and pictures. Not music, just sounds. I was making Al crazy because I’m just walking by everything, why look if I don’t get it. 
Picasso I get, lady in blue, compelling. Salvador Dali, I actually like. There were no statues, or very few. There was actually a hall way with two desks, one had an open drawer with a candle in it, Art. It seemed that they showcased a lot of Spanish art and art from thier country. Which was fine. But honestly I guess I am not the art museum type.
Tomorrow London with a short stop in Paris.
Until then, 
Be well.

Art!

Art!

They didn't allow pictures in most rooms, so only Al only got a few.

They didn’t allow pictures in most rooms, so only Al only got a few.

The bus station

The bus station

The metro station

The metro station

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