Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ode to Audrey Hepburn...

While in Madrid I saw interesting fashion trends and styles. Boots with leggings, stockings or tights, shorts with suspenders, baggy hammer pants etc.... everyone men and women alike were dressed so fashionably (tres chic), but I never would have guessed that I would have seen Audrey everywhere! So I decided to dedicate this blog post to her (just for you Mindy!) Audrey was quite the actress in her day! I love her movies and her fashion sense. My favorite scene from Funny Face was the scene when she discovers "empathicalism" and dances out her feelings! I always feel like dancing like her when life
gets too stressful!

The Cathedral in Madrid, Spain

We traveled to Spain in early November due to delays with our immigration documentation. The temperature was considerably chilly when compared to the weather in N. Africa. So we bought hats scarves and gloves! We walked around Madrid and found little pastry shops and cafes. We ate churros con chocolate and tapas! It was amazing to see the difference in the architecture and the organized efforts of sanitation and cleanliness. But as we walked down one street we saw a large display of flowers dedicated to a patron saint and realized that we were outside of a cathedral. There was the faint noise of a man playing and singing 'Alleluia' by Jeff Buckley on a little guitar with an amplifier. We walked in and I was immediately struck by the beauty of the buttresse, carving, gold engraving, thrones, candles, statues, and multi-color stain glass window depicting Christ's life death and ressurection. The following pictures are a small glimpse of the wonderful aesthetics of the cathedral.