Utrecht, Madrid | February 2011

Work again took me over across the pond, this time to Utrecht in the Netherlands and Madrid in Spain.




Utrecht is a town in the Netherlands, about 45 minutes from Amsterdam. A picturesque canal, nice variety of good restaurants, and LOTS and LOTS of bicycles.

Utrecht canal
Bicycle parking garage
Double-decker parking
Some are fancy...
...while others are utilitarian
Did I mention the bicycles?


From Utrecht, it was a short hop over to Madrid. Stayed on the outskirts of the city close to the office, but after a few long days, we were able to take off early on Friday afternoon, go into the city, and explore a bit.

Passed the Bernabeu on the way into the city
Plaza Mayor
Plaza Mayor
Police keeping a watchful eye
Palacio Real (the Royal Palace)
Jardines de Sabatini, a popular spot for lovebirds
Fuente de Cibeles
Plaza de la Independencia
Night out with friends

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