NYT does about turn on Madrid, now it’s hip!


by Ben Curtis

OK, so two different authors and two different opinions, but recently one New York Times article caused great resentment in comments left on this blog, for calling Madrid the “provincial, sleepy sister to Barcelona”. That was barely two months ago, in which time the city has evidently undergone a pretty amazing transformation:

“Once the dowdy sister of stylish Barcelona, Madrid has at last emerged as Spain’s coolest city.”

Glad to hear it! Full article at the NYT.


Comment from Katie
Date: March 27, 2007, 7:52 am

about time they caught on! we all know it.

Comment from Matritensis
Date: March 27, 2007, 12:29 pm

Una de cal y otra de arena, I prefer this one.
Sorry, I don´t know translate una de cal y otra de arena ;)

Comment from ben
Date: March 27, 2007, 12:45 pm

I suppose it’s like “chalk and cheese!”

Comment from DC
Date: March 27, 2007, 2:52 pm

I actually always thought that original article had said that it HAD BEEN seen as provincial and sleepy, but I’m not getting into that discussion again! :)

Comment from ValenciaSon
Date: March 31, 2007, 3:36 am

So Ben, Marina, what do you think of the rest of the 2nd Madrid article? It seems to cast Madrid in a more positive light. Do you think its damage control for the forst article?

Comment from Ben
Date: April 1, 2007, 8:10 am

VS . I wondered the same … must be damage control I think!