La Latina Sunday

Sofia Wiener
February 4, 2014


I’m happy to say that I’ve been successfully fighting the temptation to say  ”Well, I can just go see this later.  I just got here anyway…” because before I knew it, three weeks have gone by.  Three wonderful weeks that have been filled with adventure (both good and bad- I had some bank troubles but all is well now).

Last Sunday, I went to visit one of Madrid’s most diverse areas: La Latina and Lavapies.  Here,  I went to El Rastro- a market held every Sunday morning in La Latina.  I found myself surrounded by both Spaniards and tourists scurrying about to get some interesting articles of clothing, handmade leather bags, or antique books.

The area reminded me of my beloved New York: beautifully diverse and seeping with activity.

Luckily, I was able to take a step back and capture some of the life in El Rastro.

Hope you enjoy it!



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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Sofia--perhaps Sofía is more fitting in this case--is a third year Philosophy and Spanish Literature student at Fordham University. Some of her interests include photography, translating, singing, learning foreign languages, and cats--specifically red chubby ones. As the daughter of a Milanese mother, and New Yorker father, with a passion for Latin America, Sofia often finds herself lost in translation sipping on her favorite drink--yerba mate. She wants to spend her semester abroad in Madrid, Spain with her eyes wide open to live the experience to the full allowing you to take a step into her life. &iexcl;Ven a ver!</span></p>

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