El Rastro

El Rastro is the most famous flea market of Madrid, where you can find the most common things among the most incredible and curious.

Besides the promise of great photographs, the history of the market is quite interesting: its name, rastro, came from the old days where in here there were the tanneries, so the trace (rastro) of the blood came down the street. The main street is Ribera de Curtidores (lit. Tanners bank) but the adjacent streets are reserved for specific objects: art, books, stickers… It’s the perfect place to spend a Sunday morning, and after all the looking, the haggling and the curiosities, what a better plan to go La Latina to have a cold beer (or two)

Una, dos y tres. Una, dos y tres.
Lo que usted no quiera, para El Rastro es.

Patxi Andión

*LC-A + Kentmere 400

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Old trains and summer days

Some years ago I went to Palma de Majorca for a few days, I enjoyed a lot that trip, but the thing I loved the most was an old train that covers the distance between Palma and a beautiful village called Sóller.

At some point the train goes through Alfàbia Mountains (part of the famous Tramontana Mountains), and after a few minutes of darkness you get to see a wonderful view the lookout Pujol de’n Banya:

To finish the journey in the beautiful Sóller, where you can also take the old tram to get to the beach.