Let's Walk - part 1

Put on your red shoes and walk Madrid...

The above video was put online just recently. Not only is it a fun glimpse of a relaxed David Bowie enjoying himself as he wanders the streets, but it's an interesting record of how central Madrid looked 30 years ago.

With the help of Google's Street View, I retraced his steps, and then decided to go see for myself what had changed, and what had stayed the same... here are some highlights:

1. The Villa Rosa Flamenco Bar

2. Calle de la Cruz - I've always wondered about this empty space. Thanks to the video you can see what was there before. Shops. Duh.

3. This shop that Bowie jokes is where all the artists of Madrid get their paints from isn't quite as ancient as it appears - it first opened its doors in 1975 but, considering what it sells, they should really have given it a fresh coat of paint since then.