How to skip lunch

Very minor modification to the plan to skip lunch today. The miniature hip-bath of fois risotto was what swayed me. Total cost – 6 euros.   This is at the Palace of FBT, the Mercado de San Anton. (Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)

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How to order in Madrid

How to order in Madrid

I have learned two new things in the last 24 hours about Madrid. (1). Always order a drink first if dining  in a tapas bar/restaurant. Wait until the free tapas arrives. Then order another drink, and then later, the food. If in the English way you order food, then a drink, you don’t seem to…

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Boat and mill at Nalliers

Today’s photo:  Boat and mill at Nalliers. An abandoned fishing boat tied up opposite the old mill in Nalliers, in the Vienne area of France. The river Gartempe cuts its way through some very attractive country, and it is studded with villages like Nalliers at it’s crossing points. Shot with my new Olympus E-M5 Mark…

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Smoke

Today’s photo:Smoke. In between the extended periods of summer rain the English like to take their kit off, and lie sparko in the parko having a nice smoke. Shot last summer in the little park adjacent to the Oxo tower in London’s South Bank. I liked the guy’s expansive smoking style, his impressive tattoo and…

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Blue and Gold

Today’s photo:  Blue and Gold. A long exposure shot taken near Simonstown in the Cape Peninsula, as the rising morning sun illuminated the jagged sandstones of the False Bay coast.  A further by product of my endless (and so far unsuccessful) attempts to capture effectively the sun rising behind the False Bay lighthouse.  These attempts…

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