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MidtownGuy
September 7th, 2007, 11:57 AM
I started my vacation this year in Spain. The first stop was Madrid. We stayed in the Chueca neighborhood, which is Madrid's version of a once-seedy neighborhood now transformed into a hip nightlife and shopping zone. Things get going very late here. We saw lots of beautiful people and beautiful architecture. Food is another thing...you better like ham (I don't) because they eat ham with everything here. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, they are absolutely obsessed with ham. It is vegetarian hell. If they could put ham in the toothpaste I think they would.
Anyhow, here are some shots from Madrid, to be followed by Granada, Seville, and Sitges.
Barcelona and Ibiza have already been posted.

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MidtownGuy
September 7th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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MidtownGuy
September 7th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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MidtownGuy
September 7th, 2007, 11:59 AM
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MidtownGuy
September 7th, 2007, 12:00 PM
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MidtownGuy
September 7th, 2007, 12:00 PM
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MidtownGuy
September 7th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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rincony
September 7th, 2007, 03:00 PM
:eek: What a magnificent looking city! Thanks to your photos I am now offically going to plan a trip to this amazing looking city!

NYatKNIGHT
September 14th, 2007, 10:10 AM
Amazingly beautiful city. Thanks again for sharing your fantastic photos MTG.

ablarc
September 21st, 2007, 07:24 AM
Gorgeous city, gorgeous photos, almost all of beaux-arts buildings. Assume you think the modern stuff is crap?

MidtownGuy
September 21st, 2007, 10:01 AM
Most of it, yes.

Same thing in other Spanish cities. When I was in Barcelona, in an attempt to photograph the Torre Agbar, I made a special trip at night to catch it with the multicolor lights illuminated because it's one of the new buildings I do like. Got off the Metro near it and upon ascending to street level saw that it was completely dark, even though the company website said the lights would be on. Go figure.

Madrid is a gorgeous city with so much to offer. I daresay I liked it better than Barcelona, though I know that will generate controversy.

krulltime
September 21st, 2007, 12:27 PM
What a great looking city. Thanks for sharing parts of your fantastic visit with us.

krulltime
September 21st, 2007, 01:17 PM
Hey! ;)

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MidtownGuy
September 21st, 2007, 01:44 PM
Yeah, he had some admirers that day.

Zerlina
September 21st, 2007, 04:16 PM
MidTown! Simply amazig!:)

Matysiak
November 18th, 2007, 06:32 PM
Great pictures,I love this kind of architecture,I always wanted to visit Madrit,but from spanish cities a I saw only Barcelona and I liked it a lot.

ablarc
November 24th, 2007, 11:02 PM
As fabulous on second viewing as on the first --though it could do without the ubiquitous tags.

What's the story on the paintings of torsos in the Plaza Mayor?

And tell about the girls in neckties and uniforms.

The Benniest
November 24th, 2007, 11:31 PM
These are amazing photos!! I've been to Madrid, Spain and these pics definitely bring back memories. Did you enjoy your trip to Madrid? What all did you do?

The Benniest :)