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Daytrip In Madrid (from BGY To MAD And Return)  
User currently offlinef.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Posted (3 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 7545 times:

OKOK, I know, this is not a marvellous trip around the world, but it's only a daytrip from Bergamo to Madrid, Spain, but I like travelling so I decided to write this trip report.

...and I changed my camera. I bought a Casio EX-FH100 and I wanted to test it.

I have to say that I'm writing this text just one hour after my arrival and, after a whole day traveling. I'm a little bit tired, so I'm not absolutely sure about results...

Usually the weather in Spain is better than here, in Italy, but this time it is not. Here in Brescia (close to Bergamo) the sun in the morning was shining but in Madrid it was really cloudy, rainy and the temperature was for the whole day between 7 and 8 degrees..

Here's the route

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/map1.gif

BGY (45°40'26"N 09°42'15"E) MAD (40°29'37"N 03°34'00"W) 246° (SW) 1222 km
MAD (40°29'37"N 03°34'00"W) BGY (45°40'26"N 09°42'15"E) 57° (NE) 1222 km

Total: 2444 km

This is the new BGY departing lounge. It's quite beautiful, but I think that the wood used for the floor is not perfectly suited for this type of use. That's why it already seems worn out, despite the fact that it's only about one year old....

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0261.JPG

As usual, Ryanair flight from MAD (like alla Ryanair flights are used to do...) arrives earlier than scheduled so boarding procedure could begin very soon and we were in air 5 mins before scheduled time

19.02.2011 BGY-MAD
Scheduled 08,40-11,00
Actual 08,35-10,41
Airline RYANAIR
Boeing 737-800
Reg. EI-ENI
Delivered to Ryanair on 13/01/2011
Flight fare (all included) € 14,99
Booking date 22.11.2010


As you can see this airplane was delivered to Ryanair on 13/01/2011, it's barely one month old and it's always a pleasure flying in new airframes, they're so nice, clean and their smell is quite good!!!!

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0264.JPG

Here you can see the city of Bergamo (note the nice weather)

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0273.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0274.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0275.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0277.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0278.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0280.JPG

Alps are always impressive

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0282.JPG

Here we enter Spain. That peninsula is very close to France/Spain border

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0284.JPG

Girona airport (GRO)

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0292.JPG

Look at this beautiful Wizzair 320!!!

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0295.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0296.JPG

Landed in Madrid I didn't know exactly what to do, because it was raining. So I decided to see the famous four towers area, but pictures aren't good, because I had to keep my umbrella!!!!

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0300.JPG

I thought I could see the towers in all their magnificence, but unfortunately I could only see a part of them....

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0302.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0303.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0304.JPG

So I went back to the underground and I thought to go to El Prado Museum. But unfortunately there was a long queue, so I strolled to Puerta del Sol area.

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0308.JPG

On my way to Plaza Mayor I saw this astonishing building, very beautiful

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0310.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0313.JPG

The Royal Palace

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0314.JPG

To Espana square

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http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0317.JPG

To Principe Pio

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0319.JPG

The area close to the river is very nice

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0321.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0322.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0323.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0324.JPG

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Back to the city center

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San Miguel market

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0333.JPG

Tasty food!!!!

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0335.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0336.JPG

Once again Plaza Mayor

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0337.JPG

La Puerta del Sol

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0342.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0343.JPG

Sol metro station

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0345.JPG

Italian built train wagon

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0347.JPG

Nuevos Ministerios, from which the metro line to the airport departs. If you enter or go out from one of the airport stations you pay the ticket € 2,00 instead of € 1,00 as usual.

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0350.JPG

This is the famous Barajas T4. Terrific.

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0353.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0354.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0356.JPG

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0358.JPG

Then I took my shuttle bus to T1

19.02.2011 MAD-BGY
Scheduled 18,45-21,00
Actual 19,00-20,43
Airline RYANAIR
Boeing 737-800
Reg. EI-ENP
Delivered to Ryanair on 28/01/2011
Flight fare (all included) € 14,99
Booking date 22.11.2010


Note that this frame was delivered on 28 gen 2011. So this day I flew on 13/01/2011 and 28/01/2011 delivered airplanes!!!!

What do you think about this pic? I like it!!!

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0359.JPG

Who says the seats on Ryanair airplanes are too small?

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0366.JPG

Ciao!!!!

http://olist.altervista.org/_altervista_ht/madrid/CIMG0370.JPG

What do you think about my new compact camera? I don't think it's too bad, considering it's a compact camera.

PS on may the 16th I'm going to be at In and Out burger @ LAX airport for a daytrip (from SEA). If somebody wants to meet there I'll be very pleased to know some of you!!!!

[Edited 2011-02-20 06:49:19]

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User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1596 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7136 times:

Nice report and yes the window view with rain drops is nice, I love these type of pictures  

User currently offlinePalmjet From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1222 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7114 times:

Nice report - thanks for posting this. I am doing a short trip to MAD in April. We're hoping to combine spotting with at least one day wandering around Madrid itself - it looks very interesting. Nice camera too ! Thanks again P/jet


Eastern - Number One To The Sun
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Spain, joined Sep 2003, 5153 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7043 times:

Hi, Pierangelo,

nice pictures, despite the bad luck with the weather at MAD.

Pretty good to fly such new machines, I like the new plane smell as well.

With this fares it´s indeed a good idea to spend the day this way.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



Next: Shopping and sun med style!.
User currently offlineCaptainRed From Germany, joined Oct 2010, 684 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6997 times:

Hi Pierangelo,

nice trip report with some great pics. And indeed, that picture with the rain drop is very nice, very atmospheric, well done. I also like that air-to-air-shots with the Wizzair plane, looks great.

Such short trips are always a lot of fun and fares like that make it even better. And you were lucky to get two brand-new planes, it sure was a pleasure to fly with them.

Thanks for sharing this trip with us and greetings
CaptainRed


User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6823 times:

Hi, thanks for posting about your trip. No problem if its a short run, always good to read what you guys are doing.

Good to get 2 new frames but a shame about the weather there in Madrid.

Yes, looks like you got the hang of your new camera. Love the WIZZ shots and also the picture of the fruit stall in Madrid.

Have fun in LAX at the In-N-Out. A good spot for your new camera

Cheers,Lee.


User currently offlineba724 From Australia, joined Nov 2010, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 6636 times:

Hi..I really enjoyed your report,nothing wrong with short trips! Doing one myself in 2 weeks from Newcastle to Brisbane,a nice excuse for a day off work!.Impressive pics from your new camera,loved the one from the markets,so colourful, plus you have a nice digital zoom on it being able tp pick out the WIZZ aircraft.The Alps are impressive also.Nice work!

User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6547 times:

Great trip report. Shame about the weather but there's not a lot you can do about that. Lovely photos of some of the old buildings, one of the things I liked about Madrid when I visited last summer.

T4 at Barajas is impressive and proves that the architecture of pubic spaces doesn't have to be boring.

Thaks for sharing.


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