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Hospital de Maudes
architecture of the early 20th century

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Hospital de Maudes, catching the last of the sun (best on full screen).

Hospital de Maudes, catching the last of the sun (best on full screen).
The first free hospital in Madrid, funded by a consortium of religious foundations and designed by the famous architect, Antonio Palacios. With the builder, Joaquín Otamendi he built many iconic Madrid buildings of this era (1910-1925). Now it is government offices. It occurs to me that this was completed (1916) just in time for the virus pandemic(s) of a few years later!
This is just around the corner from my flat.

micritter, annaig56, John FitzGerald, Fred Fouarge and 28 other people have particularly liked this photo

26 comments - The latest ones
Jean club
I like the angle with the towers peeping through the trees and shining in the sunlight.
8 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jean club
Thank you, Jean. Yes that is exactly what I saw on my regulation 1 km walk this evening! (As from Monday we can walk as far as we want and where we want, within the province. And the parks should re-open, but we'll see! As a high risk individual on at least three counts I will still consider myself to be on Phase 0 for some considerable time to come!
8 weeks ago.
Jean club has replied to Andy Rodker club
I think you are right. I'm thankful to be in Scotland just now where restrictions are being lifted more slowly than in England but, even so, I and most of my friends are being cautious.
8 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jean club
Quite right, Jean!
8 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe et bien rendue vers cette ouverture céleste ..!
Bon Dimanche.
8 weeks ago.
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
Great composition in this photo, Andy.
8 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
well seen and framed
happy sunday!
8 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully framed Andy.
8 weeks ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Gorgeous framing and building, Andy !! Happy Sunday !!
8 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A perfectly framed shot Andy. Good notes too.
8 weeks ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Superb composition and a wonderful pov Andy
8 weeks ago.
Superbe compo !!!
8 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
Beautifully composed and interesting background notes, Andy.
8 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you all and have a good week!
8 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
The hospital is nicely framed through the trees and looks lovely against the blue sky. Well captured Andy!
8 weeks ago.
 Sarah O'
Sarah O' club
Hey Andy, this is a great photo, love seeing the Hospital through with great POV, very nicely done Andy.~~~~ framing, Perfect!!
8 weeks ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Wonderful picture, especially as it seems as if it was built just in time for the last virus outbreak. I won't be used as a hospital this time round will it?
8 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
Strictly government office these days, Jenny!
8 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
That’s really a great view, Andy !
8 weeks ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
You're right, the full screen reveals the majesty of these 3 towers and the contrasting charm of your beautiful setting.
8 weeks ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe. Nicole.
8 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Have a good week. Thank you all.
8 weeks ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Creo que eso está por Cibeles y antes fue Correos o Comunicaciones. Al costado estaba el Ministerio de Marina, que hoy creo que está en obras para museo naval.
8 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to José Manuel Polo club
Exactly, José Manuel. I am interested in that Palacio's work (which I like) is firmly rooted in a style that was perhaps more fashionable in the rest of the world up to about 10-15 years before. And which the First World War killed off ... but not here in Spain!
8 weeks ago.
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting History
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Ruth club
Many thanks, Ruth!
5 weeks ago.

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