Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Madrid, A Love Story (Through Instagram)

Whenever people ask me what my favorite part about living in Madrid is, I never know what to say. It's impossible to choose just one thing! Over the past 13 months of living here, my love for this city has snowballed. Aside from the lifestyle, the language, and working at a job I love, it's the city's many hidden gems and small details that have truly won over my heart. 

Here's what makes me fall more and more in love with Madrid as each day passes, as seen through the lens of my iPhone:

 
                              
               
                
                           
          
                                
                           
                            
                                         
                                  
                                  
                                                       
             

My beautiful Madrid, how will I ever leave you? (Maybe I won't.) I'm certainly not ready to give you up anytime soon, so it seems as if I may need to rework my plans for next year...


Want to see more of Madrid? (Of course you do. It's the best city in the world!) Follow along with me on Instagram @courtneylikkel, or find me and Lauren of Lauren on Location Instagramming at @madridfoodtour.

29 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful collection of instagrams! I love all of the colours you've captured, especially on the buildings:) Happy Christmas!

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  2. Such beautiful pictures! I've never been to Madrid, but it is definitely on my list- hopefully sooner rather than later!

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  3. Ah! I love recognizing photos of places through photos... and you have a talent for framing the Instagram shot ;)

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  4. What iPhone do you have?? These pics are excellent! I still have an iPhone 4 and it is nothing like this apparently! Just lovely x

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  5. Ahh Madrid certainly does look like a love story! Your photos look stunning and now I'm remembering all the beauty that's around Spain's wonderful cities. Cathedrals, tinto de verano, tortilla and tio pepe! I love it all!!

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  6. Thank you Marcella! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  7. Thanks Samantha! I hope you make it one day - it's a beautiful city with a vibrant personality :)

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  8. Gracias chica! I hope you could relive parts of Madrid through them :)

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  9. Thank you Holly! I have an iPhone 4S, but I edit my pics with Snapseed which makes all the difference!

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  10. It's a hard place not to love ;) Glad I could inspire some Spain-inspired reminiscing!!

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  11. I've been dreaming of going to Madrid for a long time! It just sounds like such an exciting destination - the culture, the food, the buildings! Your pictures are so beautiful!

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  12. Aw as always I'm astonished by the amazing colours that come out in your photos! Madrid looks gorgeous and so colourful (and full of good food too) - you make me want to head there so much! :)

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  13. Thank you so much for featuring my post! Estonia is totally worth being on your list :). It's so overlooked, but Tallinn is really amazing. It's nice to visit a European capital that isn't over-run by tourists.

    My favorite part of Madrid is Amor de Dios - a Flamenco studio in LavapiƩs!

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  14. Your photos make me want to go to Madrid now! That's so great you are able to live out your dream there!

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  15. I can see why you love it so much! Looks like a wonderful city to live in :) Hope your enjoying your poolside Christmas time!

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  16. This paints such a lovely portrait! The view from your balcony is so breathtaking!

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  17. Oh Madrid is just the best <3 Beautiful pics!

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  18. Beautiful photos! I can't wait to see these places in person :)

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  19. I will have to see if I can find that! I am guessing the beautiful light in Madrid probably has a helping hand too though!

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  20. Thank you! I hope you get the chance to visit soon - it's truly a magical place!

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  21. Well I certainly can't complain about the food ;) Come visit any time; the Spanish sunshine might be a necessary escape from Scotland's cold!!

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  22. Ooh, I'll have to check that out! I really enjoy watching flamenco, but it's hard to find the places that aren't tourist traps! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  23. Thanks Yvonne! I hope you get the chance to go there soon!

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  24. Thanks Cynthia :) Madrid is certainly a great place to live! (And being in the USA for the holidays has constantly reminded me of that... I'm already going through Spain withdrawals haha.)

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  25. Thanks Ashley! I certainly can't complain :)

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  26. The best indeed! We're lucky to live there!

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  27. Haha indeed - that definitely makes a difference :)

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  28. Yes! It is hard - my favorite Flamenco show was ironically in Barcelona (not traditional there ;). I've taken classes in Los Angeles too, but obviously Amor de Dios is most authentic...unless of course you go down south. Please eat some croquetas for me.

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