Trip Start Jun 07, 2008
190Trip End Jun 28, 2009
Last night we had dinner on top of the Thyssen Contemporary Art museum
One of the things I liked best about Madrid was walking home late at night. All the streets are very wide and all the buildings are lit up and there are also a lot of beautiful fountains in the middle of the streets. My favorite was the one of Neptune riding on his chariot with two merhorses. Neptune is in one of my myths. On the way home from dinner, usually around midnight every night, Tallulah and I got to run up the sidewalks and there were still tons of people on the streets, including kids like us. That was fun.
The other thing that I thought I wanted to do in Spain was see a bullfight. My parents told me that I could decide, but that I should read about what happens to the bull first. After I read about it, I decided I did not want to go, but I do still want to see some real matadors. I found out that at the bullfight, the best seats are in the shade, the medium seats are in the sun and shade, and the worst seats are in the sun, or sol. The matadors bring out a bull and first tease it by sticking it with pointed spears and things. Then they take out a small red cloth and keep teasing it until they get close enough to kill it. In one night, three matadors can kill six bulls. Apparently, the bulls bleed a lot and it is really painful for the bull. While I know it is the Spanish culture, I think that I like animals too much to watch one getting killed so slowly. But I still want to meet a matador.