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Old October 18th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #101
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Thanks for the wonderful photos....
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Old October 27th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #102
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314. Impressive lunapark



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Old October 27th, 2011, 09:21 PM   #103
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I'm sure Madrid's commieblock areas should be more modern and renovated than commieblock districts here.
I was very surprised by just how nice these tower block districts look. We should all take lessons from Madrid on how to create pleasant environments.
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Old October 28th, 2011, 03:11 AM   #104
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. I think commieblocks should be painted in white, yellow, green, red, orange and all other cheerful colors, not brown, grey or black.
Watching the pictures I can't see commieblocks painted in brown. I just see commies in local natural bricks colour with no paint. But maybe I'm wrong.

Anyway congratulations for your amazing pictures. Really brilliant.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 07:01 PM   #105
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Very nice pictures! congrat's!
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Old November 14th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #106
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I have to pause my other threads and start to post pics while still fresh memories from my trip to Brussels and Madrid - both of them were really great. In overall, I spent about 1,5 days in Brussels and 4 days in Madrid and took about 1500 photos from which best part I will try to show here. So, this will be long-term thread revealing what I saw in these cities and few other views between.
Where are the rest of the pics of Madrid?
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Old November 21st, 2011, 11:13 PM   #107
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330. It could be interesting to know - how large percentage of Old Town's buildings are inhabited and how many are hostels, hotels, offices, etc? Here in Riga just a small part of Old Town's buildings are apartments but it looks like that Madrid's Old Town is real living space.



331. This is Madrid's opera. Why the benches empty? Well, it's too hot to sit there.



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334. Old Town mixes up with streets of newer (~100 years old) architecture. Btw, why this building has those ugly green covers? It looks in perfect shape!



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339. One of main and busy Madrid's pedestrian streets. As you see, they've installed sunshades over it. Someone from Northern countries could find it weird, but in Madrid where is abundance of sun and hotness, it's almost necessity.



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Old November 22nd, 2011, 05:10 AM   #108
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yes, lot of people live in de old part of the city in Madrid, and is really expensive, because everyone wants to live in the center, because is the kind of life that people loves in madrid


beautiful and amazing pictures!
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 06:42 AM   #109
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 04:03 PM   #110
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330. It could be interesting to know - how large percentage of Old Town's buildings are inhabited and how many are hostels, hotels, offices, etc? Here in Riga just a small part of Old Town's buildings are apartments but it looks like that Madrid's Old Town is real living space.
You may have noticed that most of the CBD doesn't lie in the old town, or at least that most of the old town isn't within the CBD. The old town is huge after all (more than 5 sq. km). You could say that more than 80% of the buildings there contain dwellings and that about 60-80% of those dwellings are permanently inhabited. But anyway, most of buildings have mixed uses, that's typically Southern European in general and it's particularly true in the old towns over there.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 12:01 AM   #111
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Old November 26th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #112
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I love this area of Madrid!
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Old November 28th, 2011, 11:51 AM   #113
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TAOISEACH ENDA Kenny said he had not changed his mind on his demand for an inquiry into the killing of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.
“All parties in the House unanimously called for an inquiry based on the findings of Judge Peter Cory and the wishes of the family,” he added. “That is the position.”
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Old November 28th, 2011, 06:47 PM   #114
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Old November 28th, 2011, 07:46 PM   #115
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Awesome, very nice updates
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Old November 28th, 2011, 11:16 PM   #116
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Continuing to walk in this truly amazing city in a hot and 100% sunny July's day...

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Old November 29th, 2011, 12:11 AM   #117
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completly amazing pictures!
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 06:46 PM   #118
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beautiful pics.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 10:06 PM   #119
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Next pics!

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371. Plaza De Cibeles and the famous fountain. From what I red internet about it, this fact seems interesting: "whenever local football team Real Madrid wins a cup, fans flock around the fountain to celebrate".



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375. Madrid really has high urban environment culture. Even the ugliest buildings, like this brutal one are being tried to made more beautiful, like in this case with greenery



376. This was a beautiful avenue with this garden between. There is a restaurant, but, of course, the prices weren't on cheap side... So I decided to spare my money and walked forward.



377. Interesting modern highrise, chocolate coloured



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Old December 4th, 2011, 07:18 AM   #120
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very beautiful pictures again! strange that youdon't take apictureof the colombus statue and from the national library
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