I’ve been saving the best for last. Everyday in Spain was beautiful but this day was my most favorite.
We went to the Spanish version of Central Park, Parque del Retiro. The light was beautiful, the scent of the rose garden filled the air and it the weather could not have been more perfect.
We entered the beautiful gates and found a woman selling rosemary, she said, “It’s for good luck, it brings joy and harmony to your stay”
We indulged and picked up a few sprigs
I took in every breath with such deep fulfillment. The park is home to the one attraction I was begging to see. The Crystal Palace. It finds itself nestled in the trees towards the back of the park, so we perused on and enjoyed the scenery.
Our passion for style was heightened overseas. Chartreuse, pale pinks, periwinkles and chambray. They all made appearances today!
Shortly after entering the Parque del Retiro, you find a gorgeous pond of sorts with street vendors and quaint little women selling all kinds of trinkets. I am the trinket queen… so I have to contain myself in situations like these. However, this time wasn’t too hard. Just beyond the railing of the pond sat the cutest baby ducks you’ve ever seen! We hung out with the ducks for a little bit, we even tried to pick them up! (I was trying to channel cinderella but I came up short on the woodland animal songs)
The light hit it just like I thought it would. Soft and delicate.
Unfortunately, it was closed for renovation. The good news? It allowed us to see the inside completely empty. Giving way to really understand how the light works and plays with the glass.
I my heart was full.
But our tummies were empty! It was definitely time for lunch. Papizza here we come! You pick your pizza and they heat it right there in front of you. So yummy!!
With full hearts and fully stuffed stomachs, we ended our perfect day, and trip, in Spain.
Thank you so much for going on this Spainsh Adventure with us. I hope you enjoyed reading about our journey as much as we enjoyed telling you about it.
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(P.S. Day 3 has a video of our trip to Toledo!)