Wednesday 27 May 2009

Markets (V)

North of Toledo Street leads directly to Madrid´s most famous square you see in the background: Mayor square. Its the traditional old market place in spanish cities mostly bordered by artisticly worked fachades. The most famous ones you find in Madrid, Salamanca, Barcelona (there its called: Real square) and Chinchon, nearby Madrid.

Sunday 24 May 2009

Monuments II.

Another point of view of >The monument of the discovery of America<. I hope you like it, too.

Tuesday 19 May 2009

Ring...ring. Ring...ring.

The globalplayer Telefónica (Spanish Telecom) has opened two years ago its spanish headquarters, designed by famous architect Rafael de La-Hoz Castanys. It occupies 200.000 squaremeters formed of various buildings creating a great rectangle where 18.000 employees are working.

Friday 15 May 2009

Saint Isidro

Today lots of adults and children wear their traditional clothes at St. Isidros holiday. They go out to have lunch in the Pradera de San Isidro, a park beside of the Manzanares river. The way the man is dresses is called >chulapo<.

Thursday 7 May 2009

Stairway to heaven.

The Iglesia Parroquial Santa Bárbara (Parish Church of St. Barbara) was built between 1750 to 1758 by François Carlier and Francisco Moradillo. It formed part of the Convento de la Visitación de las Salesas Reales whose backside part nowadays houses the Supreme Court. After a great fire in 1915 it was rebuilt by Joaquín Rojí.