August in Madrid

August in Madrid is….

having time to be a tourist

rowing boats in Retiro

new views of familiar places

sneaking into the photo albums of a million strangers

street festival sights and sounds

café on the terraza

looking for a new piso (Plaza Mayor, anyone?)

Re: August in Madrid:

to-see lists with checkmarks

no AC

no rain

no lines at the bank


picnics at the park

afternoons that stretch into the 100°s

nights with tinto de verano, claras, and cañas

signs hung with: estamos de vacaciones hasta Septiembre