SRapallo, Caipirinha, watercolor, 2017

Caipirinha

Caipirinha I decide to make a typical Brazilian drink called Caipirinha, that’s usually made with Cachaça and lime, but this not exactly fizzy, but… well I wanna do it fizzy anyway. You can make it with vodka too but in Brazil we drink it with Cachaça, which is made with sugar cane.  Here you can find the recipe. First, a pronunciation lesson: Caipirinha: Kai-Pee-Reen-Ya…

SRapallo, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, oil on paper, 65 x 50 cm, Madrid, 2017.

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

San Lorenzo de El Escorial   San Lorenzo de El Escorial. I’ve been there many times, but last time was special because I was with my husband Luis, my son Gabriel and his girlfriend Juliete. Also known as El Escorial de Arriba is a town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain, located to the northwest of the region in the southeastern side…

Srapallo, Cristal Palace, watercolor on Canson Paper, 24x32cm, Madrid, 2016

Cristal Palace

Palácio de Cristal, Parque El Retiro, Madrid   I’ve been many times at the Crystal Palace, also in Retiro’s Park.  It’s not only beautiful, but also a place of quietness and play at the same time. You have the serene setting with the lake bordering the building with lush vegetation during the year and the busy comings and goings of tourists and children. Yes,…

SRapallo, Aerial Accident, watercolor, Madrid, 2016.

Calle Milaneses, Aerial Accident, Madrid

I decided to pay tribute to another angel’s statue that adorns Madrid’s rooftop. Many people think that’s another fallen angel or even Ícarus… But, not at all. I’m gonna tell you that story. Once upon a time there was a building in Calle Milaneses and the people who lived in that building want to put a statue on the top to decorate their precious…

SRapallo, Anjo Caído, aquarela, 2016

Retiro Park, The Fallen Angel Statue, Madrid

Today was a holiday in Madrid, a nice break in the middle of the week. A sunny but cold day, perfect for a good walk at the Retiro Park, before lunch, “to open the appetite”, like my father used to say. In the South side there’s a fountain that I like a lot, not so big, but quite interesting because on top of the…

SRapallo, Metropolis, watercolor, 2016.

Metropolis, Madrid

Metropolis Building Since I’m still feeling the French atmosphere after last weekend in Paris, I decide to pay homage to, perhaps, the most famous building in Madrid, a wonderful Beaux Arts architecture – an extremely elegant French style characterized by conservative lines and impressive sculptural elements. The magnificent edifice has been designed by French brothers Jules and Raymond Fevrier to host the headquarters of…