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Paseo de la Castellana

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Spookily quiet! Paseo de La Castellana - no traffic and no people - weird!

Spookily quiet! Paseo de La Castellana - no traffic and no people - weird! 

It doesn't seem to be a Covid thing. On some Sundays sections of this north-south main Madrid axis are closed. I presume for demonstrations or just for the public to enjoy on foot, on bikes, on scooters, roller skates, etc. But honestly I don't know why! However,today it was blocked off along very long sections and there was absolutely no-one around. It's like seeing Oxford Street or the Champs Elysées on a Sunday afternoon without a soul. Unthinkable! And I'm still puzzled! If Prez T was paying a visit to Madrid I could understand it; no crowds would show so no security would be required!

Ernest CH, micritter, Fred Fouarge, Jörg and 30 other people have particularly liked this photo

26 comments - The latest ones
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Where is everbody?
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Nick Weall club
Exactly! I have absolutely no idea, Nick. It's like something out of the beginning of the Day of the Triffids!
7 weeks ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
It may not have been closed just to give you a photo opportunity but taking your chance to stand in the middle must have been great.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Colin Ashcroft club
You're right Colin! A great sense of undeserved entitlement!
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Buena toma, con las torres inclinadas al fondo.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to José Manuel Polo club
Without that perspective, it would have been an even more negligable shot, José Manuel!
7 weeks ago.
Jean club
It's a lovely feeling of space. I believe the Champs Elysees is closed the traffic on some Sundays now for people to enjoy. I remember it on Bastille Day with dance floors set up in the middle of the road for people to celebrate.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jean club
I think you're right there, Jean!
7 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Terrific capture of the desolation! Stay well!

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7 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful streetscape; like the vanishing point.
Have a healthy week ahead
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
©UdoSm club
Magnificent and impressive...
7 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Superbe perspective....!
7 weeks ago.
Xata club
Impressionante de verdad, por lo menos no esta poluida....
7 weeks ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
beautiful and impressive streetscape!
7 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
I love to see shots like this when normally busy and chaotic cities are deserted.

This one is a fantastic example. I love your composition with very convenient leading lines paited on the road for you.............the buildings in the distance look really impressive in the sunlight!

A great opportunity well grasped..!!
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Looks strange but the perspective is beautiful ! Have a good weeke ahead, Andy !
7 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
Quite a remarkable scene. Whatever the reason, at least it became safe for you to take this image from the centreline.
7 weeks ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Great perspective, Andy. Stay safe! All the best, Joe
7 weeks ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Cette artère est vide de chez vide ! c'est incroyable !
7 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
~~~Thank you everybody! Pleased you all like it.~~~
7 weeks ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
LOL at the Mr T's remark!! It does look lovely and quiet, but soon it'll be as before. I understand that Spain is opening up the country to visitors. I think I just might wait until next year before I do any travelling.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
Me too, Jenny! As I'm in three high risk groups, travelling by train or plane would be madness! Although at least it would be possible in a short window before the expected second lockdown in a few months. Gawd!! I sincerely hope not!
7 weeks ago.
 Ern Jacoby
Ern Jacoby club
Some day a historiv picture!
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Ern Jacoby club
I doubt it, Ern ... but I know what you mean!
7 weeks ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
De spanjaarden zijn nog zeer onzeker
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Fred Fouarge club
Mainly (but not 100%) it's the young who have suffered 3 months of lockdown. To you and me that is like a week and a half, but to them it is like 3 whole f.....g years, Cheers, Fred!
7 weeks ago.

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