After adding the latest updates to the MartaAlongMadrid tour, which became a regular thing since I have so many international friends from my exchange student year, I had the opportunity to be the guide of a very special lomofriend, @talking_head!
In case you want details, it all started when I uploaded my very first Smena 8M album to the Lomography site. I had very nice comments on it in general, but Mister talking_head said some things that…somehow made me feel interested!
As weeks went by, I couldn’t help but postpone my masters degree project a bit so I could get to know him better on Skype. Suddenly he decided to visit us—Madrid and myself!
Since I’m an almost-architect, the first stop on our tour was the Caixa Forum Museum. I’ve noticed that its plant walls always fascinate my visitors…and I wanted Madrid to cause a good impression especially on him!
Next, I took him to Círculo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Building) which I think has the best rooftop in the city! Besides, Architecture students can go there for free! The weather wasn’t really nice but we shot some cool pictures with the Smena and the Lomography Redscale film!
Do you want to enjoy some light and refreshing typical Spanish dinner? Casa Julio is your place! The best croquetas (or at least at the top 3) you’ll find in this city. I decided that Bastian couldn’t leave Madrid without tasting them! And believe me, you always find some volunteers to join you for such a dinner!
His visit went by so fast and it was over quickly, but not before we stopped by El Escorial and had some hot chocolate with Felipe II.. I decided El Retiro Park would be the perfect place to say See you soon! to each other.
In case anyone is wondering, yes, we will see each other again…in Munich during the coming holidays! Who knows, maybe there will be a second part of this article! I’m sure I’ll take some analogue cameras with me for photographic evidence.
With Lomography you have to be ready for surprises!