The Prado

Magical Madrid in Spain – More than a Capital City

Magical Madrid in Spain – More than a Capital City

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A very comfortable train ride ushers us into Madrid. On my travels 18 years ago I wasn’t so wild about Spains’ capital, so how would I feel about it now? Well many years have passed, circumstances have changed, so it’s with fresh eyes that I look at Madrid. What a…

Portrait of Spain – Masterpieces from the Prado at Brisbane

Portrait of Spain – Masterpieces from the Prado at Brisbane

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The Museo Nacional del Prado at Madrid, Spain, is an extraordinary gallery containing an unparalleled collection of fine works of art. It provides a splendid commentary on the tastes of enlightened Spanish monarchs who, from the fifteenth century onwards became avid collectors of painting and sculpture. Today this major institution…