|PLAZA REPAIRS OUTSIDE CAFÉ SANTA MARTA.|
We went to Café Santa Marta Friday for lunch. We don't go there as often as before — perhaps once a week now. Given that the food is always good and also cheap, we ignore the fact that the staff is usually cold and unfriendly. So, we were pleasantly surprised yesterday to receive warm smiles from two of the staffers. Maybe they're working on their attitudes, too.
|LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED.|
|THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF EL ARENAL.|
|IMPROVEMENTS IN PROGRESS IN EL ARENAL, NEXT DOOR TO THE CAFÉ.|
On the way home, as I started back up the little street (called Barcelona) toward Plaza Nueva, I snapped a picture, not noticing until I downloaded it that there was a café on the right named Porta Gayola. I found that funny. But it seems that Porta Gayola is simply a bullfighting term referring to when the matador kneels at the door of the bullpen awaiting the entrance of the bull. I still like the name.
|LOOKING TOWARD PLAZA NUEVA. PORTA GAYOLA ON THE RIGHT.|
|ALMOST HOME. FLOWERS ENCHANCING PLAZA DE LA CONCORDIA.|
OUR PLAZA IS IN THE CENTER BACKGROUND.