Running in the sun, running passion, Madrid
Living too slowly Madrid’s day is really long, and you almost never know how to pass these hours.
Just in April, the sunset in Madrid is already 10 o’clock in the evening.
To be honest, the daytime too long made me very uncomfortable. When I walked out of the hotel door, I found the pedestrians on the street stunned.
What exactly is going on?
Is the enthusiasm of Madrid welcoming a tourist from the far east?
I asked the doorman of the hotel here whether it was Madrid or Baghdad. After listening to it for a long time, I understood the word that he turned over and said it in the mouth, SIESTA, which was called a Spanish nap.
In the warm sunshine of Spain all year round, the comfortable Spanish people came up with a good way to pass the time – to sleep.
The shops of the entire city, the hotel closed at two o’clock in the afternoon, and reopened until nearly 6 o’clock in the evening.
Ok, okay, you sleep, I will withdraw first.
銆€銆€Enthusiasm is a good thing, especially when you don’t even have a mouth open, there will be a few sun-brothers around to give you directions.
The strong sense of ownership and the worship of the spirit of Leifeng made the Madrid people simply embarrassed to say the words “don’t know”.
So you will see an uncle patted me in front of me, screaming at the Chinese people and Kung Fu Li Long live, he stuffed fruit in my hand, and I strongly hugged and kissed, then pointed meWrong way.
I didn’t blame him. I know that almost half of the Madrid people you met on the road didn’t recognize the road, but their enthusiasm and frustrations like the sun in the sky quickly melted these foreign ice creams.Going in the opposite direction.
God bless you.
銆€銆€For their blessing, I found the direction after two 180 degrees in situ.
From Puerta del Sol, all the way to Plaza de Espa?a.
In addition to being a place for carnival, it is also a place for literary lovers to worship.
The center of the square is erected in the center?
According to the estimate of Cervantes, the author of Ji Jude, the statue of Don Quixote and the servant Sancho, who was riding a horse, stood in front of him.
“Let’s see again,” I heard Sancho said. “Those are not giants, they are windmills.
Those things like long arms are windmill wings that turn against the wind and can drive stone grinding.
“The confident and full of Don Quixote is blowing his beard and blinking his eyes: “You are a layman in the battle.”
They are giants. If you are afraid, stay with the little ones standing there and see how I can fight with them.
“Is that talking about me?”
“I asked, but did not answer.”
Even if this old-fashioned guy becomes a sculpture, he will never give up his knight’s dream. No matter what kind of child the world becomes, he will understand and survive according to his own rules. This is why he was cast here by the Spaniards.
Let him face the magnificent Madrid Tower next to the square. Is the tower a windmill in the modern world, and is it a church?
Ji Jinde’s next opponent.
銆€銆€Nearly 8 o’clock, the sun is still hot.
I bought a beer and slowly drank, watching the children of Madrid play football in the central square.
There are also a lot of guys who look around and find that I am just as free.
If in this country the chip can be just the peak of traffic jams, everyone is on the road anxiously waiting for their hair to turn white, and Madrid’s well-run traffic management and unique weather factors determine that they will never be so busy.Living and rushing to death, everyone looks like nothing works all day.
The only question that these wandering guys are concerned about now is which pubs to eat ham and then order a glass of iced beer.
銆€銆€Hey, hey, happy!
In any Spanish tavern, there are raw hams that are cut as thin as paper.
What makes it special is that pigs that use pickled ham are fermented on the hills full of hazelnut trees. Their only food is the hazelnuts, and the meat is fat and thin. The marinated ham is eaten with scorpions.Scent.
If you encounter this dish, be sure to try to cut the honeydew melon into small pieces and roll the honeydew melon with ham slices.
銆€銆€But no one told me these tricks, I was still looking for a restaurant that looked more historical and not too dark.There are not many guests inside.
The boss warmly received me, “Look!
Another guest is coming.
He said: “Bitter your wife.”
“I am very polite to correct him: “I am Chinese, not Japanese.
My family is very good, thank you.
“All are the same, haha.
He followed the two mustaches on his lips and looked at my stomach, expressing his satisfaction.
I ordered an assorted platter, a blood sausage, a nude chicken.
The boss told the kitchen to do it well, and asked me if I would like to visit this very small built-in restaurant.
No matter how good it is, I heard some local historical stories before eating, which will lead to a good appetizing effect.
“Have you seen this guy?
“The boss pointed at a photo, and his expression immediately awe-inspiring. “This is the famous madman Lambero in Spanish history. He died in the bullring at the age of 21.
At that time, his stomach was smashed by the sharp corner of the bull. My God, his intestines flowed to the ground, and the blood squirted.” I suddenly felt that it was better to wait for my blood in the table, you saidIt.
銆€銆€From the restaurant, I inquired about the nearest Flamenco Ballroom.
During the day, you will think that the whole street in Madrid is a man who is swaying, a woman who smokes a cigarette, and a Japanese who is a thief of Gypsy and a “bitter wife.”
But at night, these men and women put on black leather boots, white embroidered jerseys and red dresses that fold over, and danced flamenco, you can’t recognize them.
Pushing the door of the small theater, the high-pitched music is accompanied by the smell of wine and smoke.
A man with long hair covering his eyes was dancing. He suddenly put his hand on his chest and then struck the floor with various parts of his foot. With the rhythm of the guitar, he took a small step, a sudden stop, and then leaped.
Next to a female dancer is clapping his hands, screaming, and shouting one or two times in the rhythm.
At the end of the song, the female dancer came on stage, holding her hands in Flamenco’s unique instrument, the castanets.
In the dance, in addition to the guitar, the castanets are essential items.
The sounds from the left and right hand casters are not the same, the sound on the left hand side is low, representing the male; the large amount on the right is high, representing women.
The two sounds are intertwined, and the flowers are entwined with flowers.
As the rhythm grew faster, she threw away the castanets, and her hands flicked the red-red lotus leaf-tailed fishtail skirt. Throughout the process, her eyes never looked down and completely took the stage.The air condenses on oneself.
The whistle below, the sound is good.
At this time, several women came up, two teams, one pair of people attacked the other team on the rhythm. When they pushed to the corner, the other side began to return, and the two pairs rubbed their shoulders in the gap of the other side.After, and then approaching again, this time is a pair of two, as if two surrealistic butterflies are flapping their wings, this is the group dance in Flamenco, and some people are fighting.
After a while, when you came to me, there was a tens of seconds of silence. The music rang, and a female dancer began to sing with a high voice. The hoarse voice contained endless sadness and bitterness.
She is telling the history of Gypsy, how their ancestors suffered and how to survive, but they never found their own land.
The voice went straight into the sky and was deeply engraved in my ear.
銆€銆€At four in the morning, I and another Chinese tourist I just met walked out of the ballroom. The sky was already bright.
Our stomach is hungry, at this time you guess what I found?
A fritter shop!
When I walked in, I found that people who eat fried dough sticks are eaten with chocolate fritters. When we come up with the things we want, I have been soaked by the taste of chocolate.
Before I put the fritters in the bowl, I fell asleep on the table.
銆€銆€It’s too early to die when the sound outside the window wakes me up from the lovely little bed in the hotel. It should be afternoon.
Anyway, I have given up any effort to determine the time, and said goodbye to my own biological clock.
Unlike usual, today’s streets are bustling, people are excited and gradually gather into a huge crowd, and they only have one direction – Ventas Bullring.
銆€銆€Hemingway said that life is similar to bullfight.
It is not that you beat the cow, or the cow kills you.The Spanish bullfighting evolved from the ancient hunting. In the Middle Ages, whenever the king crowned, married, the birth of the prince, or the triumph, the royal palace aristocrats helped the horse.
In order to celebrate the birth of Prince, the King of Spain, King Lulu, once performed an ancient bullfighting ceremony in the city of Varatri, and at the same time killed a fierce bison from the moment of wielding a spear.
This form ushered in a climax in the middle of the eighteenth century. A hiking warrior struggled with the cows and stabbed the ox, which caused a sensation to raise the skills of the bullfighting to a new stage.
What I want to declare here is that I don’t really appreciate the sport of bullfighting.
From the Colosseum in ancient Rome to Spain in the eighteenth century, I think that human beings still had a little dignity at that time, at least two lives were placed in an equal position for a duel. The bullfighting at that time was mainly brave.
A cow and a fighter with a knife have two or two pairs.
Until the first fighter was killed by the cow, the second fighter went up again, the second failed, the third, the fourth. The final outcome was often a tired bull and a piece lying on the ground.The body.
Because the risk is too great, people want to enjoy the thrill of defeating other kinds, so there is a bullfighting school.
Now the bullring is spread across Spain’s urban and rural areas, with a total of about 300.
Among them, more than forty people can accommodate more than 10,000 people, and the largest in Ventas in Madrid can accommodate 25,000 spectators.
The number of bullfightings in the country is at least 5,000 or more per year.
Ventas, here is the final step in teaching the Spanish spirit. If you like to come to Madrid and choose to sit in the Ventas Bullring, you can’t choose to close your eyes.
銆€銆€Two predecessors wearing medieval black velvet official uniforms, riding high-headed horses in front, followed by a pair of bullfighters and several flag bearers wearing golden embroidered and silver-embroidered tight-fitting bullfighting suits.
Then there were six stabbing hands, wearing wide-brimmed hats, wearing bodysuits, holding spears and riding on horseback wearing red armor.
Then they walked into the baseball darts. They wore red tights, knee-length shorts, wide-banded ribbons with golden waists, bright multicolored boots with adjustable ankles, short darts with shiny hands, and seventy centimeters long on the shuttle.The handle of the dart is wrapped in colorful silk.
The last appearance was a beautifully decorated four horses and several bloodstained sweepers for the dead.
The pedestrian slowly crossed the bullring to meet the audience, and the leading magistrate received the key to the cow circle and then dispersed.
The big horn began to introduce the cow’s name, age and weight.
The bulls in the bullring are carefully selected and specially trained. They are black and black and have sharp angles. They are pure African bulls and often weigh more than a kilogram.
銆€銆€A bull like a heavy tank rushed into the bullring.
Several matador’s assistants, from several guards, took a pink cloak and continually went out to tease the cows.
In the game, their purpose is to lure the cattle to the end of the field.
It rushed to this side for a while and rushed to the other side.
The assistant hid behind the cover and caused the audience to laugh.
After a few teasing and stimulation, the Bulls are even more angry.
At this time the band played a passionate piece.
Place the snails on the field.
They held a spear and ran across a horse.
The Bulls are looking for targets, and when they see someone coming into the field, they will raise their double horns and rush to the body with the weight of the whole body.
Since every horse has heavy armor, the bull can’t cause any harm to the horse. The thorns are also at this moment. At the moment when the cow rushes to the side, the thorn cow uses a spear in the head of the cow.Sting two times.
The stabbed cow has turned a little dizzy.
The dart master was jumped out of the depths of the field.
They don’t have horses and they hold flower darts in their hands.
The violent bulls came and rushed, and the dartsman rushed to the face. At the moment of the collision, the homeopathic body flashed, and the child’s darts were smashed into the back of the cow.
銆€銆€After three times of darts, there were six shuttle darts on the back of the cows moving in the pool of blood.
At this time, under the accompaniment of the band, the real bullfighter held the sword with the sword and the red flag.
After he took off his hat and greeted the magistrate and the audience, he continually swayed the red flag and teased the bull.
Every time the Bulls rushed, he flashed a step to let the attack.
The bull was swept past him with a red cloth whirlwind.
In an attack, the Bull lost too much blood, his center of gravity was unstable, and he almost fell.The audience also produced a squeaky voice, expressing praise for the matador.
The irritated cows had big hair, their eyes became red, their eyes were only copper bells, the magistrate issued a command to stab the bulls, and the bullfighter clipped the red cloak under his arm, once again in an elegant footstep.Only a few meters away from the cow.
In the face of the Bulls, the matadors have expanded on a large scale and seem to be embracing the cows.
The cow seemed to be aiming at it. It was its last impact. It stabilized the body, planed the ground with its hoof, and looked for the flaws of this last opponent with bloodshot eyes until the bullfighter stood up and made a “beep” sound.This signal stimulated it, the bull rushed, the heavy hoof stepped on the yellow sand, then sprinkled the blood on the spot, the bullfighter sword squirted, then a beautiful leap, the sword was sent straight into the otherThe body, the sharp blade penetrates the shoulder of the cow, straight into the heart, and it dies.
銆€銆€As stated in the book “Death in the Afternoon”, the Madrid people are playing the elegant feeling of this lifeline.
This is a good explanation of the origin of the name of Madrid.
Legend has it that in ancient times, Madrid was only a place where there were only a few families in the virgin forest. One day a child was playing at the door of the house, a black bear rushed to him, and he rushed to the tree in a hurry, and then he rushed to the distance.Mother shouted: “Mom, run!
Later, in order to commemorate this brave child, everyone used the appropriate sentence to name the city.
This story always reminds me of a picture, a beautiful woman wearing a long skirt, followed by a beast that takes her life, and she is now immersed in this wonderful surrealistic fantasy.in.
銆€銆€Two choices for the five-star hotel in Madrid.
Westin Palace Madrid Hotel Address: Las Cortes Plaza 7 Madrid Westin 28014 The Westin Palace Hotel offers guests a classic and beautiful colour, with a stunning exterior in this Louis XVI building.There are a variety of leisure and entertainment facilities, and the service is very good.
Together with the friendly and considerate waiter, it is pleasant and forgetful.
AC Santo Mauro Madrid Address: Zurbano 36 28010 The Madrid Hotel is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Madrid’s Chamberi, with a gradual access to Paseo de la Castellana.
The area is full of historic buildings from the 19th century. It was once a residence and palace building of the Spanish aristocracy.
One of the palaces is today’s Ac Santo Mauro, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1994 and was refurbished in 1999, combining classic style with contemporary architectural elements.