Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... [read more]
Date: September 15th 2009
Day 3: Exploring Del PradoToday's adventure was exploring the Prado Museum. I found that I like El Greco and Bosch, and did not like the Rubens so much as I'd expected. I loved Goya and Rembrandt's work, and found a new love, Cotan. Wow! The Prado had some gorgeous inlay tables, and some lovely sculptures. After a few hours of art exploration, I was starving! Time for Tapas!