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El primer depósito elevado, Madrid, Calle de Santa Engracia. In fading evening light.

El primer depósito elevado, Madrid, Calle de Santa Engracia. In fading evening light.
The first raised water tower in Madrid. In use 1911 - 1952, Now an art gallery and exposition centre. Original construction (and still owned) by the water company Canal de Isabel II. Architects Luis Moya Idígoras and Ramón de Aguinaga.
I also think the foreground wall is attractive in a "Mondrian / Klee / Braque / Machu Picchu" kind of way.

Eric Desjours, Helena Ferreira, Rosalyn Hilborne, ╰☆☆June☆☆╮ and 32 other people have particularly liked this photo


24 comments - The latest ones
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Impressive and quite beautiful for a water tower. Nicely captured Andy!
6 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Keith Burton club
Thank you Keith. This is exactly 1 km from my flat (on the same road). I went for a walk this evening but Madrid is still in Phase 1 of coming out of lockdown so 1 km from home and one hour max, once a day, is still the the max I am allowed as walking for exercise. Parks aren't open either.
Yes, It is also next to the water company's Head Office (as it was even back in 1911) so I presume they wanted it to look good!
6 weeks ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
impressive looking building Andy and still looks well maintained. I think UK is lessening the lockdown to soon, I for one will continue to maintain lockdown procedures for a week or two.
I've got used to it and saving a lot of cash on staying home.
6 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to HappySnapper club
Thank you!
I agree, Maurice. As someone in a high risk category on many health fronts, I will try to mantain personal lockdown wherever I can.
6 weeks ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Beautifully captured. It's a stunning building.
6 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jean club
Thank you, Jean. Yes it is!
6 weeks ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What a very unusual building. I do like the architecture, especially the middle of the tower.
6 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
Yes, I agree! Thank you, Jenny!
6 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Admirable et superbement rendue..
A première vue ,on dirait pas qu'il s'agit d'un château d'eau.
Bonne et agreable Dimanche.
6 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful building; well composed Andy.
6 weeks ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
beautiful fading light indeed
6 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Impressive in this light, Andy !
6 weeks ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
superbe rendu dramatique
6 weeks ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Probably the most ornate water tower I've seen!
6 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to tiabunna club
Probably true!
6 weeks ago.
 Berny
Berny club
very intersting and beautiful building!
6 weeks ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Very beautiful, Andy !!!! Wish you a nice Sunday !
6 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
~~~Many thanks everyone, super comments as usual!~~~
6 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
It looks great Andy. Very atmospheric in this shot.
5 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
My first walk in 2.5 months, Rosa!
I download the Times so I catch up with news from the UK and compare with Spain.
As of today, in Spain and the UK, there seem to be rampaging murderous youngsters sticking their fingers up to life. I have not been so dispirited nor full of despair since the start of lockdown ... and this is far far worse.
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Unfortunately there are idiots around but I have only seen people behaving well in my area. It seems to be worse in coastal areas...the sun goes straight to their heads! I wish the daily figures were given not as UK but the four separate countries. We could then work out percentages much more easily. I met with my eldest daughter yesterday in Shaftesbury for the first time since lock-down and we were very conscious to keep the 2m distancing.
5 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Yes, I was angry when I typed my last post and I musn't do that as I need to keep my blood pressure down! I went for a walk today and saw many idiots, but far more sensible types. I just hope that the latter can outnumber the former for long enough!
What I wouldn't give for a cup of tea and a slice of cake in Shaftesbury right now!!!!
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Understandable though Andy. It's the idiots that make the news!
So strange not to see the cafe open on Gold Hill, but the bakery in town were offering take away drinks. Take care and have a good Wednesday.
5 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Indeed, Rosa. Our old haunts might now be history, and I despair because of the human tragedies that lie beneath each case (and because for those of us that have lived through many lesser recessions and failed or survived them)... and this will be onedownward lurch too far.
5 weeks ago.

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