Look Up Look Down: The Legs Of La Latina

Spotted on Sunday in Madrid. There’s always something going on in La Latina! Perfect for travelwithintent’s Look Up, Look Down challenge, I thought 😉

What is this monstrosity, you wonder...

What is this monstrosity, you wonder…

Now it makes a bit more sense. Or not...

Now it makes a bit more sense. Or not…

La Latina is also the part of town that host an enormous market, El Rastro, every Sunday. There will be a post coming up on this shortly.

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39 thoughts on “Look Up Look Down: The Legs Of La Latina

  1. Wendy Kate

    Oh dear….Are they blow-up legs?I look forward to your post on the market; I LOVE the markets in Spain and in the heat of summer my wardrobe consists entirely of cotton sundresses bought from the rastros.

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Yes, they sure looked like inflatables… I wonder what happened to the rest it 😉

      I wish I could buy clothes from the markets, but I’ve got an odd body shape and need to try everything on, ESPECIALLY dresses.

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      1. ladyofthecakes Post author

        LOL! Me, miniscule waist, enormous hips. I a size (or two!) smaller on top compared to my bottom half, which makes finding a nice dress quite a challenge. It’ll either be too baggy on top, or straining round my hips.

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  2. Myas

    Thanks for the good memory… I walked to the market every Sunday to see how much trouble I cold get into spending money I shouldn’t and of course it was the best place to grab gifts for trips home.

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Yes, it’s fabulous for that! You don’t even mind being stuck in a throng of punters for several minutes without being able to move. Not for the claustrophobic, the Rastro…

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      1. Myas

        Madrid in general isn’t for the claustrophobic but it doesn’t beat Istanbul for that. Walking through the Square in Bakırköy, beginning to descend the steps all that can be seen is a sea of people. It’s incredible.

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      2. ladyofthecakes Post author

        I can’t take it all the time, but when you’re not in a hurry, it’s OK. London tube is horribly crowded at rush hour, I didn’t really enjoy that so much when I lived there.

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  3. restlessjo

    At first glance I thought it said ‘legs of Fatima’! Oh no, I thought- she’s the lady with the hands.
    Whatta mistake-a to make-a 🙂
    I am averting my eyes from the previous post. I have had a small cheese and tomato toastie, which is ample for my requirements 😦

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      Oh, here in Spain, her hands are all over the place, as you well know. I think she’d be delighted to finally be given a pair of legs!

      What an abstemious luncheon. I’m disappointed for you, lol. (I had tortilla and salad, which was quite nice. Spanish tortilla made by a German, none the less, but NOT by me)

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  4. Kim G

    The more I learn about Spain, the more I’m convinced that Almodóvar’s work is mainly documentaries.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Chattanooga, TN
    Where we do have pictures of giant chickens on our blog today.

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  5. Anna

    Oh Jeeze, that’s scary. At least she’s not in bad shape! I am very curious about the market. Of course I didnt go there – I never ventured further than Corte Ingles in Arguielles, and Zara next to it, unless there was alcohol involved. I went to Prado like a week before returning to the States. Good times!

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      1. Expat Eye

        I could be imagining it 😉 Just went through my Lisbon photos – seems unlikely I wouldn’t have taken a photo! I did get mobbed by peacocks though 😉

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  6. Jackie Cangro

    I was just wondering where I could find a pair of inflatable legs. With red shoes of course. And lo and behold here they are. I’ll take two please. Feel free to deflate them for mailing purposes. 🙂

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      You’re in luck! This weekend, it’s buy two and get a pair of matching red suspenders free! Although, if you’re planning to walk on them, a pair of crutches may be more useful…

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