Madrid Sights

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  1. Dick, in which ways do you think the museums in Europe exceed US museums? Have you been to more European museums than domestic at this point?

    Your fan, Donna E.

    On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 5:41 PM Halfway There Travelers wrote:

    > Dick posted: ” On our first outing during our time in Madrid we headed to > the Royal Palace. Its front facade is shown in the picture at the top of > this page. The Palace surrounds the gigantic Plaza de la Armeria, with the > similarly imposing Catedral de Santa Maria la R” >

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    1. I don’t know if I can come up with a good answer to that. They’re like snowflakes (or snowflake collections?), each special in their own way. It’s great when they show the personality and the ambition of their founder, like the Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Thyssen. Eclectic museums with the range of the Lobkowicz Palace (paintings, armor, sheet music, musical instruments, hunting equipment) have their charm, as do the narrow and deep collections like the Tile Museum in Lisbon or the Glass Museum in Passau. I don’t think that I’ve hit more European museums by now, but I do know that there are a lot more I want to visit, both here and abroad.

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