I just came across a pretty entertaining web series called Going Local. Basically, it involves a host being run around all over a foreign city trying to find or do things. Text messages tell him what he must find or do next. This episode is in Madrid, hosted by a guy named Rafael Estefania.
First he has to find street art, which leads him to an old building called La Tabacalera. This place looks awesome. It’s on old abandoned tobacco factory that’s been taken over by artists, dancers and musicians. It’s full of cool street art inside. I want to go there. Apparently they offer classes, films and exhibitions for free.
Then Rafael has to “move around the city in an unusual way.” In other words, he’s supposed to find an unusual mode of transportation. He kind of fails at this. He settles for riding a longboard in Retiro Park.
Next he has to find the best place to watch a sunset. He ends up on the roof terrace of a public building. Catches a very nice sunset.
Finally, he gets a text demanding that he sing to the locals. Which he does. Badly. In the end, he winds up at a piano bar and gets the whole crowd singing. It’s a jovial end to a long day of running around looking for things.
Anyway, it’s a fun little video, and a great way to see the sights of Madrid. Check it out.
Photo: Two Steps Behind via Flickr