Friday, 24 April 2009

Lightstripes.


Calle Alcalá - spoken Alka-la - is one of Madrid's largest streets. It joins the citycenter with the most famous square Sol ("Sun"), and the suburbs of the town, 15km far apart from Sol. The towerbuilding in the centre of the image houses the Circulo of Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Academy). For an entrance fee of 1 Euro you can both enter in the fantastic turn of the century cafeteria and visit lots of extraordinary fine arts expositions.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

une belle photo de nuit, c'est vrai que c'est beau une ville la nuit.
a nice night photograph, that's true that it is nice a city at night.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Nice piece of information and a great photo!

Detailed Leaf Structure

Mariposa said...

=D nice

Pia K said...

We had a law professor at Stockholm uni by the name of Alcalá, a rather pleasant guy though he was years later convicted for fraud, oops...;) Anyway, this Alcalá view is exquisite, I do like the way the street lamps forms little suns in the dark and the museum and café sounds quite wonderful too!

Eva said...

Hi!
The picture is really beautiful.
Just one thing. The square of Sol is not the geographical center of the peninsula. It is the point where all the roads start: 0 km for every one of them in Spain.
Anyway, I love to look at your pictures of my loved Madrid

Hilda said...

A beautiful night shot!

Dusty Lens said...

Beautiful nocturne photo. The streaks of light add motion to the slumbering city. i would enjoy to tour the Fine Arts Academy.

amatamari said...

What a wonderful photo!
What a beautiful night scene!

Kitty said...

nice time lapse!

aristide said...

belle foto questa in particolare

I.B Design-Photography said...

great night shot, the different lights make it look great...good work!!