Madrid - Spanish Flavor

Some parts of Madrid had an especially Spanish feel.

The sidewalk in some places is only a few centimeters above the street. Here, steel posts demark the path for trucks to take through the pedestrian area to the service entrance. We also saw this in Sevilla.

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Notice the shutters on the outside of the windows. At home, working shutters generally are inside windows.

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Calle de la Almudena, identified by the tile sign on a building.

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A statue of A Don Alvaro de Bazan in Plaza de la Villa No. 2, Royal Academia de Ciencias Morales Y Politicas.

The flowers at the base of the statue are beautiful.

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A tiled entryway

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Here, the restored Madrid is next to a building getting a facelift.

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Last modified on 2003 March 30

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