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Old December 13th, 2008, 01:28 AM   #1
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Madrid: spectacular and modern Christmas lights

Here I have some pictures taken these days in my city. During these days everything is full of people and tourists. In the center of the city the tube is very busy and the streets can´t have more people. These are the lights for this year.

Alcalá street and Cibeles Circus.





















Paseo del Prado.





Una iglesia cercana.





Atocha:



Chueca, the gay neighbourhood.















Recoletos:







Goya:









Narváez, perpendicular a Goya.







Paseo de Recoletos.





Colón.





Nuevos Ministerios.



Plaza de Castilla, el árbol de los comecocos.



Calle del Carmen (zona Sol). Las siguientes están sacadas del flickr. Un amigó mío cuando vio esta foto pensó que era Tokio o algo así.





Cortilandia.







Plaza Mayor.













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Old December 13th, 2008, 01:41 AM   #2
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That looks awesome.
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Old December 13th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #3
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wow very beauty and great lights!!
here you have an explication video about the lights and the famous designers and architects that have created the christmas lights for Madrid:
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Old December 13th, 2008, 03:00 AM   #4
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Beautiful!

Is this traditional in Madrid? When did such christmas lights become so popular?
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Old December 13th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #5
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I loved it, looks modern indeed.
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Old December 13th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #6
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really impressive
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Old December 13th, 2008, 07:36 AM   #7
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Awesome!
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Old December 13th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #8
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Absolutely fantastic, all that you're missing is snow!

I MUST go to Madrid!
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Old December 13th, 2008, 10:51 AM   #9
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WOW, spectacular!
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Old December 13th, 2008, 11:08 AM   #10
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Awesome thread
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Old December 13th, 2008, 05:27 PM   #11
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Beautiful!

Is this traditional in Madrid? When did such christmas lights become so popular?

It has become tradicional since 5 or 6 years ago.

The new major, Mr Gallardón, changed the decoration for Christmas then. It had a very good reception of the people.


Thanks for your commentaries, guys. So glad you like them. The truth is that the city is very attractive during these days. I still have more pictures to take.
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Freedom, Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts that Heaven gave to men; with it the treasures of the earth and the sea can´t be compared; for freedom, and for honour, one can and one should give his life(Cervantes in "Don Quixote")

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Old December 13th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #12
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Absolutely fantastic, all that you're missing is snow!

I MUST go to Madrid!

I´m sure you´ll have a very good time here and like the city. I can recommend you places to go.
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Freedom, Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts that Heaven gave to men; with it the treasures of the earth and the sea can´t be compared; for freedom, and for honour, one can and one should give his life(Cervantes in "Don Quixote")

Il faut être absolument moderne (Rimbaud)
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Old December 13th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #13
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Really beautiful! I MUST go to Madrid! [2] (maybe next year..)
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I want to go at this time of year. It was too hot when I visited in summer.
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immpressive.
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Old December 14th, 2008, 02:03 AM   #16
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wow! christmas tree of the future:

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Old December 14th, 2008, 02:58 AM   #17
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Quote:
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I want to go at this time of year. It was too hot when I visited in summer.
Yes, I agree it´s too hot.

Holy Week is also a perfect time here. Or spring, or Septiember...

Yes, Mnieman, it´s of the future, you´re right, haha.

Thanks, people, for all your commentaries.

I have a wonderful picture by M3c taken two years ago. It´s ALcalá st. Here you can see how different it was since now it has the blue lights.



The lights have been designed by Spanish cloths designers like Agatha Ruiz de la Prada or Vittorio and Luchino. Each year they change a good part of them.
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La libertad, Sancho, es uno de los más preciosos dones que a los hombres dieron los cielos; con ella no pueden igualarse los tesoros que encierran la tierra y el mar: por la libertad, así como por la honra, se puede y debe aventurar la vida.
Freedom, Sancho, is one of the most precious gifts that Heaven gave to men; with it the treasures of the earth and the sea can´t be compared; for freedom, and for honour, one can and one should give his life(Cervantes in "Don Quixote")

Il faut être absolument moderne (Rimbaud)

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Old December 14th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #18
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Old December 14th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #19
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really really nice. Later i'll upload some pics of two years ago
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Impressive christmas lights! But one question: Where is the snow?
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