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46 features of French and Italian Renaissance, which something heavy thrown into it. To day no overcoat is needed since a long time. Real sunny May 2. Another feast day. Church procession. Bright uniforms scarlet and gold predominating. The usual pose and glare of [[strikethrough]] moun [[/strikethrough]] Kingdoms. - and many beggars. Paseos and new streets look well. Spent afternoon at Prado Museum near my hotel. Best pieces are Flemish. Goya does not seem much to me. Most of the past glory of Spain seems to have been borrowed from the Moors, the Jews and the Netherlands or Italy. [[strikethrough]] Walke [[/strikethrough]] Long walk - Engineering school seems small but prettily situated, nearby a [[end page]] [[start page]] 47 rather timid astronomical Observatorio. Streets again crowded with carriages and motor car, the latter mostly American. Much display of wealth. - Met Sam Herndon and invited him to supper. Cooking in Spain decidedly inferior to France or Italy. Got telegram this morning that dear Williams has died which makes me feel very sorry. He was the last of the first directors of the General Bakelite Company May 3. This is the first day in Madrid that things are normal. Visited different parts of city. - a long walk. The Palace hotel is [[strikethrough]] unv [[/strikethrough]] run on glaring lines for ardent entertainment of visitors. They keep several [[strikethrough]] pront [[/strikethrough]] prostitutes in evidence, which I am told
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