It is interesting how uninteresting the place one lives and works can become. I am lucky enough to work in Madrid but I rarely have a moment to really appreciate the city in the way that thousands of tourists do everyday as they visit for the first time, camera in hand. One of these days I will take a camera to Madrid but this morning I had a meeting in the old part of the city and as I had my iphone in my pocket I snapped as I walked and played at being a tourist. From the ornate hedges of the Sabatini gardens to the elegant geometry of the royal palace or the extraordinary “tromp d’oeil” in the Plaza de la Cebada it was a nice way to mix business and pleasure.

If the picture above seems strange take a closer look at the left hand half.

Es interesante lo poco interesante que nos puede llegar a parecer los lugares donde uno vive o trabaja. Yo tengo la suerte de vivir en Madrid pero nunca tengo un momento para apreciar la belleza de la ciudad de la misma manera que lo hacen los miles de turistas, camera en mano, que lo descubren por primera vez cada día. Un día de estos voy a dar un paseo por Madrid con mi máquina de fotos pero mientras tanto, esta mañana tuve una reunión de trabajo en el centro y como tenía el iphone en el bolsillo jugué a ser turista mientras caminaba a la reunión. De los  elegantes jardines de Sabatini a la geometría del Palacio Real o este impresionante “trompee d’oeil” en un fachada de la Plaza de la Cebada, fue un lujo mezclar el trabajo y placer.

Si esta foto te parece un poco raro…fíjate bien en la mitad izquierda.

This entry was published on January 11, 2013 at 10:19 pm. It’s filed under All previous posts / Todos los posts anteriores, Architecture / Arquitectura, Photos / Fotos, Places / Lugares and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Madrid

  1. Clever stuff – a montage of at least 2 photos. The edge of the building seems to divide two photos but the undivided paving and circle in the foreground show no such joining. How many photos is it? Ivan

    • chrisinterface on said:

      Haha look again. Just one picture. It is really like that . The left hand side of the building and the photo is painted on a flat wall. Check the tell tale graffitti

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