Foggy Escorial and sheeps on the street;)

San Lorenzo de El Escorial Travel Blog

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El Escorial - station it's a bit wet but it's actually not raining
The plan for this day was El Escorial near Madrid with the great Palace/monastery. We went there by cercanias (suburban train) in the morning. Unfortunately it was not the best weather - i mean no sun, but we were lucky anyway coz it didnt rain, so... pretty cool! (and no snow or temperatures under 0 hahaha).
As we arrived to Escorial, we walked up the hill and saw the huuuge building-complex. It's really so big and has some dignity in it. Pretty nice piece! but we didnt bother to wait for hours in the queue... no mood to stay there like a foul - so we saw it from outsde and went to see the little town. It's really very nice place, very clean, with good infrastructure, nice houses - so we climbed to the top, until the last street on top of the hill when the forest starts.
the way up the hill
And the forest looked so mysterious, beacause of the fog. I'd love to climb a bit in the forest but RJ didnt like so we walked down back to the town.
At that time there was plenty of statues made of some kind weird material (i can't describe it in effinglish) they were everywhere in the town centre, not only ppl statues but also animals, and even some buildings like a castle. It was all because of Christmas. Really very nice idea - especially because it was spread in the whole town.
We took some picture goofing as always. Then we ate our late breakfast = croissant and coffe and then we tryed t get back to the station. But we got lost:) ahahhaah the map we had was only for the very middle of the town and so we got lost. We asked ppl for direction and so we got rescued;)
At the station there were mutually exclusive informations about the schedule of the trains, first i thought we had train in 15 mins, there the info at the stations said in 2 hours the voice anouncement was about a train leaving right now - we got confused.
wow! look, there it it!
I asked the locals coz there were ppl entering the platforms and they gave us the right info. The train was standing there already and left soon in fact!.
And other funny thing, another local - an older guy - asked me about some trains, and me - the stranger - was able to help him, coz i got informed like 2 second earlier by another person ahahhaha.
But in fact people keep asking me all the time for directions. And it doesnt matter if im in my home-town or abroad - they always ask me (and i usually know the answear:P:P:P!!!) ;)

jegs76 says:
haahahah and remember the 'almost' word in front of RJ ahahhahaahah
;))
Posted on: Jan 21, 2009
Lilliana77 says:
HAhahahah Cute!! A Filipino-Aussie-Unitedstatian, and a Polish talking in Spanish! :P hehehh

Posted on: Jan 21, 2009
RJ82 says:
si se habla espanol tambien. =p
Posted on: Jan 21, 2009
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El Escorial - station its a bit w…
El Escorial - station it's a bit …
the way up the hill
the way up the hill
wow! look, there it it!
wow! look, there it it!
the monastery/palace its huge
the monastery/palace it's huge
the clouds are pretty low today
the clouds are pretty low today
gardens
gardens
gardens2
gardens2
me at the gardens
me at the gardens
We in Escorial
We in Escorial
El Escorial at the monastery
El Escorial at the monastery
the street
the street
fake sheeps on street
fake sheeps on street
fake ppl walking there as well
fake ppl walking there as well
fake market... looks like fake pla…
fake market... looks like fake pl…
Me pretending to be fake as well
Me pretending to be fake as well
fake animals..
fake animals..
fake life
fake life
fakeness;)
fakeness;)
ahhahahaha even this
ahhahahaha even this
Fake elephant - almost natural siz…
Fake elephant - almost natural si…
see, i know some stuff;)
see, i know some stuff;)
ngiti ka kLumpel!
ngiti ka kLumpel!
pretending to be serious
pretending to be serious
Escorial on the left side;)
Escorial on the left side;)
the court
the court
campanile
campanile
the place in front of the monastery
the place in front of the monastery
RJ - ngiti ka otherwise matatakot …
RJ - ngiti ka otherwise matatakot…
Escorial the right side
Escorial the right side
The town is soooo cute, clean and …
The town is soooo cute, clean and…
small church
small church
and its pretty high! cool place
…
and it's pretty high! cool place …
tiles are everywhere
tiles are everywhere
foggy forest
foggy forest
pretending to live there already? …
pretending to live there already?…
roofs of Escorial
roofs of Escorial
Jegs and Escorial
Jegs and Escorial
street in town
street in town
the other side
the other side
a nice house
a nice house
cool street
cool street
Going back to Madrid...
Going back to Madrid...
San Lorenzo de El Escorial
photo by: Jeroenadmiraal