Monday, 3 November 2008

11M Victims Monument


It's placed right in front of Atocha Station; The 11M monument is there to remember the victims of terrorism. Made with glass bricks (the biggest ever made) it has 11m and it's the work of FAM architects. In the interior of the monument an 'amorph' dome shows many of the spontaneous messages that people left (in many languages) in the days and months after the 11M/2004...

31 comments:

Kelly said...

This is a fascinating shot!

hpy said...

It must be enormous.

Olivier said...

c'est surprenant et vraiment impressionnant, on a l'impression de se perdre dans un puits sans fond.
it is really surprising and impressive, the impression of being lost in a bottomless pit.

rob said...

I like this shot. The building must be very interesting and you picture leaves to the viewer a lot of mystery about its essence.

Virginia said...

I want to but I cannot figure this out. Would you give us another view sometime? It is fascinating!!!

JM said...

Isso não conheço eu!
Fantastic shot! I really love it!

GMG said...

Hi Tr3nta! Wonderful pictures, Interesting texts, Great blog!
I'm rediscovering Madrid through your lens!!
Thanks for your comment at Blogtrotter, now departing Armenia. It leaves you however with a view that Tsar Nicholas didn’t see… ;))
Have a great week!

Tanya said...

A beautiful tribute.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i never knew this existed - it really is awesome

Eric Salsbery said...

An incredible subject and photo. Excellent.

Babzy said...

i remembered the day of the attack what a incredible pain !The monument is a good tribute .

Anonymous said...

I saw this monument with my own eyes when I visited Madrid..
It is very impressive and when I stood there and watched it, shivers went through my body........
....I became just speechless..

Good choice to show this on your blog so that ppl always will remember the attack.

I have a photo of it myself too...

Ana

nobu said...

It touch me.

Madison Avenue Baby said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful city. I found your blog through Nobu. I trust his recommendations.
Dawn

Marie-Noyale said...

Like Virginia I would love to see more of this monument to have a better idea of the Whole.
This photo is really well done and the center looks like an eye...

My Bug Life said...

Wow! An amazing shot and an awesome structure!

the donG said...

very elegant! I believe the victims deserve such a beautiful monument. I hope that their souls find peace.

Hilda said...

That was such an awful attack. This monument is beautiful, both physically and as a memorial. Fantastic shot!

Petrea said...

This is a captivating picture. It draws me in. Like Virginia, I'd love to see another view so I can understand the monument's shape and size.

Professor said...

What an amazing perspective... just fascinating.

Blognote said...

A fascinating photo of this impressive monument!!

Mary Jo said...

So beautiful and so sad!
I never heard about it before, thanks for posting!

Mariposa said...

oh thank you so much for posting this up! it's hard to believe that it happened, as everyone is using the metro like nothing happened. I'm sure this monument will remind them of 11M. I saw the monument from outside, but the inside is fantastic. Thank you.

PJ said...

Oh my! How heartbreaking and how beautiful. Please show us more.

Share my point of view... said...

Fascinating. Jaw-dropping. By far my faovurite shot from you. =D

Dusty Lens said...

An honor to see this tribute. Let us never forget.

Cergie said...

I feel fine, exactly like in a nest.
And yet, we'll never be safe from danger...

Photo Cache said...

Very interesting. I can't imagine the size. I love your angle here.

Lily Hydrangea said...

what a beautiful monument. it always amazes me how artists create these memorials so we never forget. it is so important.
I like how you chose to photograph this, it makes me feel like part of the experience, of seeing it in person.

Jackie said...

That is an incredible monument, I'd love to see it.

umama said...

You should make a collection of all the stations.. some of them are absolutely gorgeous. (just a suggestion ;0) )