Invierno en Madrid - Part 2

Part 2 of my winter week in Madrid

things are so bad in Spain that there are even competing pan handler disney characters.  if there was spanish southpark all of puerta del sol would make a great episode

Marco's Friend  did the illustrations for these windows.  Another example of the polarizer filter in action.  this is without

with the filter.

La Bicicleta Cycling Café & Workplace, this hipster bike place would be cool if they could get their internets to actually work 

Melo's in Lava Pies is like 2 minutes down the street from marco's house.  it's always packed cuz the food is awesome.  I am in love with these tuna tomato empanadillas.  i tried to make them (which actually my uncle ended up doing 95% of it) but its not the same.

and these croquettas

and their biggest draw, the zapatilla.  this is just a half

these pimientos de padron had way too much oil.  normally i love these.

is this melo?  i don't know but he remembered everything we ordered off the top of his head perfectly and i'm sure he remembered everyone else's orders too.

the view from the Hotel ADA palace terrace on the roof

this is somewhere.  i don't know i followed marco

it's new madrid.  and its pretty slick

"jam" session at el junco which was not a jam session at all but a show with sets.  they were decent.  there was a motley crew of american students, middle aged businessmen, old hags trying to pick up anything, and me and marco

i've seen a bunch of cigarette machines around madrid.