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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #141
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426. There I have to ask Spanish people again - what is this interesting structure?



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428. Paseo De La Castellana is widest and one of the most important avenues in Madrid. It is almost 100 metres wide and goes to the Plaza De Colon (then under other names the same traffic arterie goes until Atocha station).



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430. It was quite magical - to stand there in lovely evening, and to observe the effervescent flow of traffic down below.



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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #142
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very ice impressions of Madrid, i just uploaded pics of the same part of the city it was amazing there
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Old March 29th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #143
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426. There I have to ask Spanish people again - what is this interesting structure?
It's an old water tank, now unused.

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It's funny how you can see the fields south of Madrid from that spot!
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Old March 29th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #144
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yeah, even Madrid is not huge enough to resist 300 mm zoom
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Old April 12th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #145
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435. Next morning traffic



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449. Interesting and weird enough - a brutal but small, and seemingly long ago abandoned building between the historical ones.



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Old April 16th, 2012, 01:04 AM   #146
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466. It was amazing to see how well the green spaces were cared in Madrid, despite of the hotness.



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469. It was weird to see that street lanterns are switched on in daytime.

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Old April 16th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #147
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469. It was weird to see that street lanterns are switched on in daytime.
That was before the crisis hit the country at its hardest...
Or maybe there were just maintainance works on the street lanterns.

Anyway, nice Madrid-updates again!
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Old April 16th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #148
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Exactly, that's not common and it wasn't before crisis.
Thank you for updates!
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #149
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470. My next move in Madrid was to take a metro ride to Moncloa district - actually have no idea in which part of city it's located, but my aim was Moncloa tower - I was decided to see the city from above. Here I discovered also other great things, like this Triumph Arch, behind which you see Moncloa tower itself.



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472. Highways behind the Arch



473. I had to disappoint, because the tower was closed for visitors - due to some reconstruction works.



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475. Maybe someone was angry too and then wrote this text about Michael Jackson here:



476. At least there was such a nice building



477. And another one in Moncloa



478. Facade of some church there

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Old May 6th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #150
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Simply gorgeous! Can't wait to be there from September onwards.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #151
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OOOoohh thanks again!

You´re pictures are simply marvellous.

The Moncloa tower will be open in one year or so...

For the moment we have to see Madrid from the terrace of the town hall or the top of círculo de bellas artes, but from Moncloa the view is different...

You seem to have a really good camera, which one it is?
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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #152
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splendid images...thanks for sharing.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #153
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OOOoohh thanks again!

You´re pictures are simply marvellous.

You seem to have a really good camera, which one it is?
Thanks!

All of these pictures are taken with old and heavily used Nikon D50 with also old & heavily used 18-55 mm kit lens (teleshots with 70-300 mm). Recently I upgraded to D5100, and gradually will save money for Nikkor 16-85 mm lens.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 01:19 AM   #154
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479. Atocha station



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481. Fascinating interior with "greenhouse" in the middle



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483. Next to the station there was this huge modern building - museum of modern art, if I'm not mistaken?



484. Agriculture ministry also there



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487. Here I tried to take a photo which would bring 2D picture of striptease dancer into 3D environment:



488. Rather simple, but sleek & mighty & cool modern architecture



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490. Such a wonderful street names plates I've seen only in Madrid:

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Wow.

I like Madrid a lot. And your pictures are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for your great pictures.

The museum of modern art is called Reina Sofía museum and it has an old part and a modern one that you have showed. The new one was designed by Jean Nouvel. The old was one designed by Sabatini and it used to be a hospital.

This museum has many interesting pictures like Guernica by Picasso.
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Old July 19th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #158
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For once again, beautiful & very nice updates
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Madrid is so amazing. Great architecture, crowdy, blue skies and surprisingly many green spaces. It would be paradise if it wouldn't be such a hot place.
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Madrid is so amazing. Great architecture, crowdy, blue skies and surprisingly many green spaces. It would be paradise if it wouldn't be such a hot place.
Sure, in July and August it's prohibited to come to the mainlands, probably May, June, September and October have a perfect weather, the rest is either too hot or too cold to stay on the streets.
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