Photo: 6.30 pm in the Retiro Park
El Pais thinks the crazy pollution levels we are experiencing in Madrid this week are responsible for skies like these. The government still optimistically blames Saharan dust and, against the risk of the entire city suffering collective asthmatic collapse, continues to tell us that under no circumstances should we attempt to take any physical exercise outdoors. Lovely. We are probably far better off in Madrid’s smoggy, smoke-filled bars.
About the bus: I once heard that the British are not allowed to donate blood in Spain as we are all potentially walking around full of Mad Cow Disease. Nice to know there’s still something in store if the Madrid air doesn’t polish us off first!