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Madrid 2016: Dropping off the dog

It's 9 o'clock in the evening and I'm crossing the concourse at Waterloo, heading for Madrid, eventually. #Madrid...

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Madrid 2016: Confusion at Atocha station

We return to Atocha station to find a train to El Escorial. #Madrid #Spain #2016 #Madrid2016 #May #Holiday...

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Madrid 2016: Chocolateria San Ginese

The longest waffles you've ever seen, dipped in hot chocolate, making for the perfect breakfast. #Madrid #Spain...

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Madrid 2016: Plaza Mayor

We enter Plaza Mayor for the first time. #Madrid #Spain #2016 #Madrid2016 #May #Holiday #CityBreak #Weekend #cane...

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Madrid 2016: Lunchtime tapas at Casa Toni

After an early siesta we head out into Madrid to a recommended spot for our first taste of Tapas. #Madrid #Spain...

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Madrid 2016: La Mallorquina

A wonderful bakery. Need I say more? #Madrid #Spain #2016 #Madrid2016 #May #Holiday #CityBreak #Weekend #cane #VI...

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Madrid 2016: Maximising precaution on a train to Sol

I was rather taken with a turn of phrase in an announcement aboard the Cercanias train from El Escorial to Sol, and...

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Madrid 2016: San Lorenzo el Elscorial

We were enormously lucky, on entering the State Rooms in San Lorenzo el Escorial, to be invited to join a tour group...

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Madrid 2016: Train to El Escorial

It's mid afternoon and we are finally on our way to El Escorial. Shortly after making this recording, thinking that...

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Madrid 2016: The end

The cathedral bells fade away as our trip (nearly) comes to an end. After this, the final recording in this series,...

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Madrid 2016: Madrid Cathedral

As silly as it sounds it took us a while to work out the orientation of Madrid's Cathedral, with its wide transepts...

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Madrid 2016: Sunny Monday morning

I only popped down to pay the bill but ended up wandering the streets of Madrid until I found a lovely garden the...

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Madrid 2016: When in Madrid... eat Argentine steak to Cuban music

The perfect combination, a generous portion of steak and the strains of a Spanish guitar. #Madrid #Spain #2016...

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Madrid 2016: Meeting up with Mark

After going our separate ways for five hours Mark and I meet up outside the Prado. #Madrid #Spain #2016 #Madrid2016...

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Madrid 2016: Tweeting pedestrian crossings

Okay, it may be a strange subject for a recording, but I was interested in the bizarre sound emanating from a few...

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Madrid 2016: Tropical trainshed at Atocha

Atocha's old trainshed is now a wonderful tropical garden. And as I wander along one of its paths I recount a strange...

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Madrid 2016: Buen Retiro Park

Whilst Mark spends five whole hours in the Prado gallery I trudge around El Retiro in the rain. Actually, I am doing...

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Mix / May 2016 Round Up / Part 1

So many promos, so little time. After a relatively quiet April we were inundated with great music during May, so much...

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Mix / May 2016 Round Up / Part 2

Picking up the tempo for “Part 2” we take in Parisian diggers, Bongos from Denmark, and Swedish Kosmische Disco....

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Media Masters - Christian May

Christian raised eyebrows when appointed Editor of City AM, joining the paper aged 28 with no prior senior editorial...

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