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Old April 5th, 2009, 01:52 AM   #1
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Madrid: the statues of its streets (permanent and temporary)

Madrid is a city that has lots of permanent and temporary statues in the street.

I´m starting this thread withsome of them now present at the Parque del Retiro, temporary ones. I´ll continue other days with more. The sculptur is Ripollés, a Spanish artist.

Very often there are temporary exhibitions in the street. For example, we had the last two months the cow parade, or statues by Rodin (including the thinker) or by Spanish sculptor Rueda.

Here there are some statues you can see from the top of a building in the center, Círculo de Bellas Artes, at Alcalá St.








In the Retiro Park we have these now.



























By the lake there is also a monument.













Caixafçorum brought also the wonderful statues by Rodin including the thinker.

Aqui os pongo unas cuantas fotos de las esculturas de Rodin que han puesto junto al Caixafórum.



















I hope you enjoy them !!!
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:51 AM   #2
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Madrid is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. When were those photos taken? If recently, spring seems to be in full bloom in Madrid.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 03:46 AM   #3
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Stunning photos, madridhere

One of my favourite cities in the world! Madrid has it all IMO. Truly magnificent city...
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Old April 5th, 2009, 12:03 PM   #4
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Interesting and very nice thread @madridhere thanks!
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Old April 7th, 2009, 12:04 PM   #5
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Madrid is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. When were those photos taken? If recently, spring seems to be in full bloom in Madrid.
dnob, thanks for the compliment. These photos were taken recently, specially the ones of the park, of last weekend. The other ones are of some weeks ago. The spring now is wonderful here, to tell the truth.
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Stunning photos, madridhere

One of my favourite cities in the world! Madrid has it all IMO. Truly magnificent city...
Thank you, Parisian girl. I´ll post more as soon as I can.
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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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Interesting and very nice thread @madridhere thanks!
Thank you, Christos. As kind as always.I´ll post more soon, as I said to Parisian girl.
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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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Colón overhis column. He´ll be put in the middle of the circus after Siza´s reform of Paseo del Prado which will start this month.


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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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Thank you, Christos. As kind as always.I´ll post more soon, as I said to Parisian girl.
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very creative idea for a thread Looks like a nice park and very cool statues
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Thank you, Intensivecarebear. The idea came to me because there are many temporary exhibitions here, and also many buidlings and places have sculptures. So I said why not showing the changes and details of the city through these sculptures?

Here I have the statue in front of the Royal Palace.























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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 April 8th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #12
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Sorry, mistake in this post.
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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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Marvelous!!!
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From my last trip to Spain "La cibeles"

Fun fact: Real Madrid celebrates their win of the spanish league in this fountain/sculpture every year they win. One year they broke her arm but its fixed now.

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Yes, Fábregas, it´s true what you´re saying, but that was many yearsago. Now it´s forbidden for them to climb to the goddess during the celebration. There is a crane and Raúl puts a scarf of Real Madrid to the statue and usually stays there for a few days.

Nice picture, wonderful.

Atlético de Madrid, the other team of the city, celebrates its victories around the fountain of Neptuno.

I´m preparing more pictures.
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Thank you, Viva Bulgaria.
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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 April 12th, 2009, 06:48 AM   #17
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I had always thought that the arm from Cibeles fountain was broken by 2 drunk men and they were sent to prison or seriously fined. That's why Real Madrid can't go over the statue, because the City Hall realized that this action would be dangerous for the heritage itselfs.

Innovative thread and magnificient photos, madridhere.
Retiro's statues look cool, since when they will be there?

At the moment, I just can add a pic to your thread, but I will be alert when I take my cam with me and I will photograph all the statues that I see. I promise

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Thank you , Weird. I love your picture. ANd thanks again for your contribution. I´m sure it´ll be great. It´s amazing the amount of scuptures I´m discovering in Madrid now, many times is small squares, buildings, etc. I´m sure your pictures will be wonderful as always.
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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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I love these - great captures and thanks for sharing with the world!

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