Naomi and I have been on a vacation trip to my hometown Madrid. It’s been an unforgettable time meeting our beloved family and friends! And the best time to enjoy the wonderful Spanish food, sun and it’s lively city night life that we missed so bad! In this trip, I have also taken the opportunity to close some projects, talk to other artists and friends and meet some new people in the growing art scene in Madrid. I’ve also introduced Space Age Child, the 1st piece of my new retro-futurist collection, to different people from the art scene and I’m really flabbergasted by their enthusiasm! So there are some exciting things to come for the next months: album covers, books, music and exhibitions…
The credit to most of these pics goes to Naomi.
1- Plaza de Cibeles from the top of Correos building.
2- Me walking by the streets of my beloved Barrio de las Letras, where I used to live as a child with my grandparents.
3- The old Dore movie theater, home of the Spanish Cinematheque, in Barrio de las Letras, where I used to watch so many classic movies.
4- A typical food store called “Ultramarinos” where you can find the best cheese, ham and canned food. Barrio de las Letras.
5- Naomi having a typical Milhoja bakery sweet at El Riojano, a classical tea room and pastry shop from 1855. Downtown Madrid.
6-, 7- Typical Madrid cañas (beer on tap) with free “aperitivo” at Casa Alberto, one of the typical bars ins the city, opened in 1927. Barrio de las Letras.
8- Mojitos with my nephew Javier at the top of Correos building, Plaza de Cibeles.
9- Cerveceria Alemana in Plaza de Santa Ana, one of my fav spots to have beer, Barrio de las Letras.
10- Pasarela de la Arganzuela, Madrid Rio.
11, 12- Terramundi restaurant, enjoying wonderful typical food from Galicia. Barrio de las Letras.
13- Having typical vermouth on tap with my sister Susana at Bodegas Alfaro. Barrio de las Letras.
14- Enjoying amazing new cuisine at 7 de Zahonero restaurant, Arganzuela.
15- Typical bread for a typical meal at a Spanish Meson restaurant.
16- Chalkboard Sign at a tea shop. Barrio de las Letras.
17- Visiting La Fiambrera pop art gallery in Madrid and meeting one of it’s sweet museographers Ruth López-Diéguez. Malasaña. We didn’t take pictures but we also loved to visit Panta-Rhei book store and illustration gallery in Malasaña and La Integral shop in Barrio de las Letras.
18- The patio view from my sister’s place. Barrio de las Letras.
19- Drawing and having fun with my nephew Alex. Best time ever!