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Olé! Madrid, we are here.

After a long delay on our flight from Philly to Madrid, we are safely in Spain, waiting for our high-speed train to Sevilla. We are exhausted from lack of sleep and looking forward to a short nap on the train.


The Madrid airport is expansive and industrial, filled with vast, airy cathedral-like spaces, high ceilings supported by giant metal struts and pierced with windows. I was impressed with layout: Arriving flights deplane on an upper level, while departing flights board below. As a result, traffic is pretty much one direction. Genius! Also, the air conditioning vents were ‘disguised’ as sculptural structures with holes at the top to distribute air. (See the photo in my next post.)

More to come when we arrive in Sevilla.