Madrid, Spain

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR, Topaz Adjust

I had only visited Madrid once, but enjoyed visiting!  It was a Sunday afternoon and the city was celebrating something this day…so people where everywhere having fun.  I walked around for a bit taking photos and just loved the architecture!  Although this building is somewhat new…look at the details!  I used a plug-in called Topaz Adjust to bring out some texture.  They have done a great job on this old city. I wish I had more time to explore!

Here is some info from the web: While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the huge Royal Palace of Madrid; the Teatro Real(Royal theatre) with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the imposing 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain’s historical archives; an archaeological museum; and three superb art museums: Prado Museum, which hosts one of the finest art collections in the world, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, housed in the renovated Villahermosa Palace.

The population of the city is roughly 3.2 million (as of December 2005), while the estimated urban area population is 5.1 million. The entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area (urban area and suburbs) is calculated to be 5.84 million. The city spans a total of 698 km² (234 sq mi). Bueno Dias!