Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Manzanares River


Many of you probably don't know, but Madrid as a river!... Yes!... A river!... It's name is Manzanares, it runs on the south part of the city, and is an affluent of the Jarama river that at it's time is an affluent of the more know Tagus river, the largest of Iberian peninsula, the one that pases throw some beautiful cities as Toledo or Lisbon.
At this moment the area around of the Manzanares river, is a big (long) "terrain vague" waiting for the "super" park that politicians have promised, before it was an high-way (called M-30, now its buried, a big tunnel 14 or 16 km long, even if you don't see it is there)...

19 comments:

Olivier said...

en effet je ne savais pas que Madrid avait une rivière (mais les français sont nuls en géographie ;o) )
J'espère que vous aurez rapidement ce super parc, cela sera surement très beau. Tu m'as pas dit si tu avais vu le manège carré ?

in fact I did not know that Madrid was a river (but the French are no geography ;o))
I hope you'll quickly super park, it is surely very beautiful. You have not said if you had seen the carrousel square?

Babzy said...

A big place to make more attractive ,there is work to do !

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is an impressive river scene.

Ken Mac said...

fantastic. Super wide angle lens?

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

another great shot with that wide angle lens of yours.

humanobserver said...

OMG ! What a stunning view !

Mei Teng said...

Yes, I have heard of Tagus river. Visited both Toledo and Lisbon...lovely places!

Hilda said...

You know, I think this is the first picture you've posted that I can see and feel how Madrid truly is a teeming urban area. Awesome shot.

hpy said...

Not much water in that river!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Quite informative. I really didn't know Madrid has a river!

Martin in Bulgaria said...

I have added you to my blog roll of honour on my photoblog site. Roll on Photobloggers, great for dyslexics!

Babooshka said...

This really is a fantastic wide shot.

Babooshka said...

This really is a fantastic wide shot.

Marie-Noyale said...

There does not seem to be a lot of workers around... may be when Spring come!!

Megha said...

Nicely taken shot!

magicpolaroid said...

like the grey sky meets the river! well done!

Marc said...

Looks like there's not that much water flowing through it even this time of year. Nice bird in the sky.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i love rivers and bridges
in crete, our rivers are generally very dry, so they aren't picturesque enough

Jenifer said...

The sky is so light and blue and the sun light so yellow and almost thick!

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