Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Noise.

Gran Vía (literally "Great Way") is one of Madrid's most famous and most crowded streets. It leads from the Metropolis-Building to Plaza España, passing Callao where is the heart of it. Because of the elevate number of cinemas and musicals it is called sometimes the Broadway of Madrid.

>In the mid 19th century, Madrid's urban planners decided that a new thoroughfare had to be created, connecting the Calle de Alcalá with the Plaza España. The project required many buildings in the center of the city to be demolished, earning it the name of 'an axe blow on the map'. Decades after the first plans were made, construction still had not started and the media ridiculed the project, cynically calling it the 'Gran Vía'. Finally in 1904 it was approved and construction started a couple of years later. The last part of the street was completed in 1929.< (Wikipedia)

10 comments:

amatamari said...

A photograph that gives the beauty of this wonderful way and white buildings ...

wow!

:-)

Ken Mac said...

simply grand

Ramadhani said...

wonderful picture.
Now I follow your blog..
Thank you for share
Ramadhani-Indonesia

Megha Chhatbar said...

The white building with blue sky is really a gr8 combo!

Blognote said...

Sundrenched buildings: beautiful!!

joo said...

Beautiful photo, I like this white, blue and grey colours. Must be amazing city!

magicpolaroid said...

I like the white of building and the blue sky in this photo! great job!
ciao, Luis

humanobserver said...

Great shot

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Thanks for the new information from the old times! And, a good photo!!

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Yelokehay! said...

Que ganas tengo de volver a los madriles!