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August 28, 2001 Rosanna Longenbaker

Plaza Mayor

Salamanca, Spain

Plaza Mayor, Salamanca
The sky is blue. The first thing I noticed when I walked out of Barajas Airport in Madrid was how bright the light is in Spain. It seems as though Spain is closer to the sun than the United States. There are cafés along the sides of the Plaza Mayor. You can buy orange juice there that is fresh squeezed by a machine that has oranges rolling around on the top. I discovered how difficult speaking using Spanish would be on my first day in Spain. I asked the waiter for orange juice the way I had been taught in school, but the word I used for juice was a South American word. The waiter had no idea what I was saying. Although I had studied Spanish for two years in high school and two years in college speaking the language was not easy. In the second photo you can see the bells that ring in the Plaza Mayor.

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