Riding out of Spain (Back to the UK, and then off to home)
Last night we went on an very nice night-time (started at 9:30pm) guided walking tour of Cordoba. Our two hours of walking through the old part of the city included two bits where an actor appeared in the dress of local figures: first the 20th century painter Julio Romero de Torres, and then 12th century Jewish philosopher Moshe ben Maimon or Moses Maimonides. "de Torres" appeared in Plaza del Potro, which was many centuries where horses were traded ("potro" = "colt"), and which apparently features in Don Quixote. This history and the name are commemorated by a statue of a colt above a fountain in the plaza, which cast this cool shadow on the wall of the building that houses the Museo de Julio Romero de Torres.
Tomorrow we take the train back up to Madrid, and then fly back to the UK, where we have a week with WeatherGirl's mum before heading back to the U.S.! We're happy, tired, excited, and sad all rolled up into one.