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The BakerWoman


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    Saturday, June 04, 2011

    Adios Madrid! Prado & Reina Sofia/Art Gallery Museums

    If you are in Madrid, do not miss out these famous museums & art galleries...........from Goya, Picasso, Velazquez, Murillo to El Greco......
     Considered by many to be "the best art gallery in the world", the Prado Museum is, if not the best, then one of the most respected art centres and is a must-see on any visit to Madrid!  Its walls are decked with the best collections of works of art of the Spanish School from the 16th through the 18th century.  It also houses large collections from both the Flemish & Venetian schools, as well as smaller collections by German, French & English artists.

     Tortilla Espanola or Spanish Omelet is the most commonly served dish in Spain - Lunch in Cafe Prado 

     Left - Shermaine & me @ a sidewalk cafe before heading to the Reina Sofia Museum & Art Gallery
    This renowned museum, as well as housing Guernica (1937) by Picasso, is home to works of art by some of the most important artists of the latter part of the 19th century to the present day...The museum is located at the site of the former General de San Charles Hospital.....

    Our breakfast of Parma Ham pizza before heading back to Singapore!  Adios Spain!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 2:41 PM 0 comments

    Toledo, Spain

    "Swords of Toledo"
     Right - Toledan marzipan
     The marzipan of Toledo is considered one of its finest food products

    Right - Damascene "Damasquinado de Oro or "Damasquino" is the art of decorating non-precious metals with gold. It has roots in the Middle Ages and originates from the oriental-style artisan work done in Damascus, Syria. The craft, perfected by the Arabs and brought with them to Spain, has remained virtually unchanged over the centuries.

    For centuries Toledo has been renowned for the steel blades made for knives and swords

    Toledo is situated near to Madrid, the capital of Spain, and is full of many charming narrow, winding streets which are almost like a labyrinth.

    Other characteristic Toledan products include swords and other weapons and lace and embroidered materials.  During the 13th century Toledo became one of the few places in Spain where Moors, Christians and Jews managed to live together and tolerate eachother more or less peacefully (although not as idyllicly as some history accounts would have us believe), and the singular combination of styles and cultures which resulted from this period in Toeldo's history is one of the city's unique characteristics. Visitors can still admire the remains of churches, mosques and sinagogues built during this time, which is also known as the City of the Three Cultures.

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 12:53 PM 0 comments

    Friday, June 03, 2011

    Cafe Nebraska, Madrid

     I like this cozy cafe in Madrid.......they serve the best pancakes......rich, warm, spongy & tasty!

     Lemon Beer (on the left)......great for ladies! 
     Bratwurst served with bacon & melted cheese......dessert - the best pancake with lots of whipped cream & drizzly chocolate sauce!!!

    Sinful & yummilicious!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 9:03 PM 0 comments

    Museo del Jamon, Madrid

    Lunch was at Museo del Jamon before we headed to Toledo.............

    In Spain, mixed paella is very popular (seafood with meat)
     Fresh baguette was given & on the right, stir fried steak with fries

    For dessert, we were given Nestle ice cream

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 8:35 PM 0 comments

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