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Night at the Museo


Sunday, December 26, 2010

The incredible Prado is free some evenings, so we decided to join in the craziness… and well worth it.  It was a nice evening of revisiting some old, old friends.  This was also our first time seeing the new extension (built in 2007 by Moneo).

One of our favorite paintings at the Prado is Velasquez’ 1656 painting Las Meninas. We love how it creates this uncertain relationship between the characters, the artist and us, the viewers.  It’s powerful, conceptual and beautiful.  This is the very first picture we took at the baggage claim in Barajas airport when we arrived in Madrid.  We were amazed how a 17th century painting can still inspire people in contemporary times.

We weren’t allowed to take any pictures inside the museum.  But we managed to sneak a picture of the register with our spy camera!

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