Category Archives: Madrid

Plaza de España

The Plaza de España, in the Parque de María Luisa, was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. It is a landmark example of the Regionalism Architecture, mixing elements of the Renaissance Revival and Moorish Revival styles of Spanish … Continue reading

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AVE Train

Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) is a service of high-speed rail in Spain operated by Renfe, the Spanish national railway company, at speeds of up to 310 km/h (193 mph). Alta Velocidad Española translates to “Spanish High Speed”, but the initials are … Continue reading

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Charcuterie

A typical Charcuterie. I enjoyed the Jamon Serrano and Jamon Iberico. The Serrano comes from the white pigs from the Sierra or mountains. The Iberico are special black hoofed pigs that rummage around for fallen acorns from the oak trees; they are … Continue reading

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future garage

When I get my photos printed and framed….

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Windows

The view from two museum windows.

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Snapshots

Dawn and I enjoying Madrid. Me at the Prado, Dawn at the cafe in the Reina Sofia Museum and us at the Plaza Mayor.

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Plaza de España, Madrid

The Plaza de España features a monument to Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.  Cervantes looks down at Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

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