Tag Archives: 20th century in Madrid

This is (y)our neighborhood in Madrid: Sol

Visiting a city for the first time is very exciting, especially if it is not a main global city and one senses that it hides many secrets. Madrid is a little mystery for first timers. There are internationally recognizable elements … Continue reading

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Madrid, Madrid, Madrid

This video shows Madrid 100 years ago. Most of the buildings remain intact and all are walking distance from VillaJardines. Only transportation means seem to have changed. The rest is recognisable in 2014.

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China rules

I have just had the pleasure to host four Chinese airbnb guests in VillaJardines. At this time, they are flying back home and I feel a certain urge to put into words what has happened in just a few days … Continue reading

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Madrid, now and then

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Alba’s rich (and hidden) artistic heritage exposed

The House of Alba has just obtained this afternoon a total of 6.12 million euros for the auction of six items exquisitely designed by Armand Albert Rateau, considered as the top Art Deco furniture designer in the 1920s. This happened some hours … Continue reading

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Perez the Mouse

Created in 1894, Perez the Mouse has become a reference for Spanish-speaking children. It is the equivalent of the tooth fairy in the Anglo world. It originated in the late 19th century when the young Alfonso XIII, being 8 years … Continue reading

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