Wednesday, July 24th, Tibo invited Andrew and I to watch the sunset on the backside of the Palace and Cathedral. Over his last weeks it had become one of his favorite places to pass time, either skateboarding or strolling due to the beautiful views.
The sunset is extremely late here in Madrid, and may in fact account for why everything is so much later than in the states. It’s easy to stay up while the sun is still out! To give reference, we got off the metro at 9 pm which is when I snapped these first photos.
After a little confusion, we finally found Tibo and walked to other side of the bridge (Puente Segovia) where there was the best view of the Palace and Cathedral. We had to wait a while to quench our thirst with the Tinto de Verano because the police were checking the dog papers of the people behind us. It is illegal to drink outside in the parks; however, that does not stop many people from doing so. We just politely waited until they pedaled away to have our drinks.
I do not think we could have chosen a better place for the evening!! Julien, one of Tibo’s co-workers, joined us right after the photos of Tibo and Andrew were taken. The four of us watched at the sun made its final descent as darkness fell upon the city.
Instead of taking the metro, we chose to walk back into the city before taking the bus, passing by the Cathedral , which produced this photo of the building fully lit up.
To complete the circle, one day I will have to go back to our seat and watch the sunrise!!
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