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Irony! Just when we vouched for the safety of travelers in Madrid last week with our "Bad Rap Cities: Madrid" story, a high-profile woman fell victim over the weekend to the city's thieves who prey on tourists.
It all went down on yesterday evening in front of the Thyssen Museum in Madrid, when beloved fashion designer, contemporary of Andy Warhol, and legend in her own right Diane von Furstenberg twittered:
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We've already extolled the awesomeness of NYC's newly opened High Line park, and this Sunday, July 12, it'll host a family fun party complete with crafts and live music. We kind of want to go simply to get our picture taken in the "Hi from the High Line!” photo postcard booth and see the World's Largest Lemonade Stand, a 1,300-gallon tank whose purpose is only to refresh the thirsty on hot days. The event is sponsored by Target, so there could also be some cool Target coupons or temporary tattoos. Read more at the High Line's blog.
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· New York City: Can it be true? Is New York finally going to enjoy some 70-degree weather this weekend? Since this spring will find more urbanites with less cash for indulging their al fresco fantasies, we turn to the opening weekend of the outdoor Brooklyn Flea Market in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on Saturday. From 10am to 5pm on the grounds of Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, 200 or so vendors will pitch their tents and hock everything from vintage vinyl and handmade baubles to churros and organic everything. Read all about this weekend's deals and the fun for the rest of the summer at the Brooklyn Flea's website.
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So maybe we've been ignoring other sunny, delicious places in the world while we've been writing about San Francisco. We'll make up for it through Flickr. Check out R. Duran's photostream of Spanish capital Madrid.
We especially like the snaps of Madrid's remaining buildings from the Franco-era. They're big, they're brutal, and they're just as cool to see in real life. We'll show you something a little less ominous for today, but definitely have a look.
[Image via R. Duran/Flickr
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Those in, near, or visiting New York have until May 1 to check out On-Site, a fantastic overview of recent and future Spanish architecture at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
It's noteworthy how many of the buildings profiled in the exhibit are for public use. Public housing, government buildings, health centers, and museums all feature prominently. On-Site makes a great case for the cultural value of ambitious government-funded public architecture.
Highlights include Murcia's Town Hall Extension and, of course, the ridiculously beautiful new T4 terminal at Madrid's Barajas. The latter is surely already prompting travelers to route connections through Madrid in order to spend even a few hours under those amazing bamboo waves.
Each profiled project is helpfully plotted on a map of Spain, which is an indispensable aid for those working out a fantasy contemporary archi-tour itinerary.
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