Silent Easter Sunday

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Silent Sunday

One photo, no words for Silent Sunday.

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Lamp with a Fringe on Top

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Outside a restaurant in Den Haag

 

Cute, or just plain strange? What do you think?

Linked to Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top.

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Saturday Night in Madrid

Saturday night heaven? - for me it’s a few drinks, good friends and some tasty food.

For characterful bars, tasty tapas and wine aplenty, you can’t beat Madrid.

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El Abuelo is just on of Madrid’s many traditional bars.  It is very firmly planted on the tourist trail, but don’t let that put you off; the wine is good and the prawns are to die for.

Find yourself a spot at one of the high tables, make your choice and enjoy!

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Just one word of warning – the prawns are cooked fresh so you might need asbestos fingers to do the peeling.

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La Casa del Abuelo has been in Madrid since 1906 and was originally known more for its wine: its house speciality is a sweet red wine from the Alicante area. In fact, the bar was originally known as La Alicantina.

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You certainly won’t have the place to yourself – on a good day, they cook more than 200kg of prawns.

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The decor is traditional, with dark woods, tall marble-topped tables and beautiful wall tiles, old photographs fill the walls and wine bottles are stacked everywhere.

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There are currently three locations in Madrid:
C/Victoria 12
C/ Núñez de  Arce 5
C/Goya 57

Linked to Daily Prompt: Saturday Night.

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Clouds and Papyrus

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Linked to Weekend in Black & White and Weekly Top Shot.

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Pink Bike-cessories

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In Den Haag, they know a thing or two about making a bike stand out from the crowd!

Linked to Pink Saturday and Sundays in my City.

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Easter Eggs, Chocolate Bunnies and… Tomatoes?

Six Word Saturday

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An organic alternative to Easter Eggs? – an edible farm

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Have a good Easter weekend everyone!

Also linked to Sunday Post: Easter.

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A Beret French Topping

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In actual fact, you’re not likely to see many French people wearing berets.  But if you fancy one as a souvenir you’ll spot plenty in the tourist shops around Paris.

There is also a factory still making genuine berets; below is a clip from their 2013 promotional video.

Linked to Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top.

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