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San Lorenzo de El Escorial

San Lorenzo de El Escorial
The famous palace-monastery, seen from the Herreria Woods (mainly holm and Pyrenean oak), with smoke from an autumnal bonfire (appropriate for November 5!) and the slopes of Abantos behind.
There is actually quite a substantial town there, more or less hidden by the bulk of this enormous edifice!
When Felipe II had it constructed, it must have been the largest building in Europe at that time. He needed a big place to run his Empire from and for hundreds of monks to pray for and with him!
Best viewed on max enlargement.

Marije Aguillo, Ron Stachowiak, Fred Fouarge, Annemarie and 43 other people have particularly liked this photo


49 comments - The latest ones
 Ron Stachowiak
Ron Stachowiak club
very beautyful view and landscape
best wishes for this weekend ,Ron
3 years ago.
 Boro
Boro club
Jolie compo
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Ron,
Boro.
Thank you both very much. A good weekend to you both!
3 years ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Très belle vue, ce monastère doit-être immense
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Rol. When Felipe II had it constructed, it must have been the largest building in Europe at that time. He needed a big place to run his Empire from and for hundreds of monks to pray for and with him!
3 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Beautifully framed and taken Andy!!
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Although clear blue skies (especially in November!) are a treat for us Brits, they can get a bit samey, so you need to be a bit more inventive when it comes to composition and framing! Pleased you like it, Rosa!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Roger,
Rosa,
Many thanks to you both.
Have a good weekend!
3 years ago.
 Pat29
Pat29
Wonderful view Andy
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Pat!
3 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
WOW, breathtakingly beautiful, Andy ! Happy week-end !!!
3 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet club has added
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Jenny,
Gisela,
Marie-claire,
Many thanks ! Have a great weekend!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Great framing and a magnificent backdrop for the palace-monastery. Great work as always.
3 years ago.
 cp_u
cp_u club
A fantastic view!
3 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Another fantastic view, Andy ! A nice landscape and a great capture.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Therese,
Keith,
Claus-Peter,
Ulrich,
Judith,
Thank you all.
Have a great weekend.
3 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Very well composed and framed shot of this interesting scene Andy. Thanks for the notes.

Have a great weekend, Doug
3 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...really spectarual in great...thanks for information...
3 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879 club
A magnificent scene, beautifully shot! Great info on it, too!

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3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Erhard,
Nick,
@ngelique,
Doug,
Erika,
Puzzler,
Phiippe.
Thank you all!
3 years ago.
 Nitro76
Nitro76
Joli ! J'aime beaucoup. Amitiés, Richard
3 years ago.
 Lucette
Lucette club
Très belle vue ***
3 years ago.
 Danielle
Danielle club
Toujours Admirable tes présentations !!!!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Richard,
Lucette,
Danielle,
Very many thanks!
3 years ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
The heart of Spain!!!!!! Very beautiful!!!!!!
3 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful view, nicely framed Andy.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Nouchet,
Jaap.
Thank you both!
3 years ago.
 Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Nice view and great photo,
Happy weekend to you, Sonia
3 years ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
Superb image Andy.... have a good weekend !!!
3 years ago.
 Yves Lurol
Yves Lurol
je l'avais deja vu sur panoramio mais je l'aimes toujours autant andy / bon dimanche à vous et à votre amie / yves ami sud france
3 years ago.
 micritter
micritter club
Impressive. And yes, definitely view at the largest size!
3 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Photo très intéressante. Cordialement. Nicole.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
amelie,
Ron,
Marj,
Yves,
micritter,
Nicole,
Larry.
Very many thanks to you all!
3 years ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
nicely composed
3 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
What an amazing place !!
3 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
From a distance you can truly appreciate how big it is! Great autumn colours.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Evan,
Mario,
Pam,
Gudrun.
Thank you all very much!
3 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
excellent landscape, very beautifully framed !
3 years ago.
 Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Great scene & shot Andy
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
ce que,
Bruno,
Norah,
Martin,
Thank you all!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks again, Bruno!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Jurek!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, tatranka!
3 years ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A nicely framed view and great information
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Peter!
Best wishes,
Andy
3 years ago.
 Robert Tuffier
Robert Tuffier
belle prise de vue
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you again, Robert.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Ron.
3 years ago.

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