On the walk back to the old apt. last night, another difference between the two barrios made itself apparent. The residents of the old neighborhood tend to have money, more money, I suspect, than the average resident of the area around La Plaza Chueca. Way more money. Over the course of this last year, I've noticed that for many Madrileños having money means they also have a house or flat or cabin outside the city – in the mountains, on the coast, in a pueblo somewhere. And they often get out of Madrid on the weekends. Which meant my old neighborhood emptied out come Friday night – not completely, but enough that most of the cars were gone, leaving long, lonely lengths of street with empty of parked vehicles. So the area, and my block in particular, was very quiet on the weekends. Very, very quiet. At times almost comatose. This neighborhood, on the other hand, a sizeable portion of whose population is young, active and ready for action, attracts people on the weekends, so that come Friday and Saturday it gets MIGHTY farkin' active around here. Lots of people, lots of noise.