Madrid

May 2003. Here are a few selected shots of my first visit to Madrid. Or for that matter, Spain. Loved the architecture, food and the nightlife.

 

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Delicious Spanish ham
Pata Negra ham – the best in the world!

 

 

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Las Ventas bullfight stadium

 

 

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Plaza de la Independencia

 

 

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Bullfighting
First (and last) time to a bullfight!

 

 

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Unusual row of flats with curved windows

 

 

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Modern flats with balconies

 

 

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Churros and chocolate

 

 

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At the churreria

 

 

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Lavapiés

 

 

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Corner of red-brick building

 

 

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Sun-baked building in the square

 

 

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Bar in Lavapiés

 

 

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The Rastro flea market

 

 

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Another typical bar

 

 

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At the Rastro flea market

 

 

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Tiled-building close-up

 

 

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Café at Plaza Mayor

 

 

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Elaborate curved window design

 

 

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Renovated Old Madrid

 

 

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Drink and eat at the ham museum

 

 

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At the Museum of Ham

 

 

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Sausages and more sausages

 

 

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Calamari and green olives

 

 

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The Metro

 

 

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Torres Puerta Europa
Designed by John Burgee, these buildings are 115m high and are leaning with a 15-degree tilt.

 

 

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 Modern buildings
Modern architecture on the Paseo de la Castellana.