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elm tree (healthy
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August 2019, and setting up for the night's fiesta with live music, dancing and jollity! How times have changed!

August 2019, and setting up for the night's fiesta with live music, dancing and jollity! How times have changed! 

Plaza Mayor (town square), Guadarrama, under the ancient and venerable, giant elm tree.

Ernest CH, Rafael, fifi, volker_hmbg and 23 other people have particularly liked this photo

27 comments - The latest ones
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
I'm sure many have enjoyed it's shade over the years, maybe 2021 !!
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Peter Castell club
Indeed, Peter. I posted shots of this olmo (elm tree) in its full glory last year and even in Spain it is famous as seeming to be resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. Long may that continue to be the case but, sadly, it would appear to be succumbing to something else gradually; old age!
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe. Nicole.
5 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Nicole!
5 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Toujours aussi admirables et remarquables tes sujets..
Bonne soirée
5 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
Thank you, Malik!
5 weeks ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
El balcón del ayuntamiento está de gala y los técnicos preparan la megafonía, en la víspera de la fiesta de la Asunción de la Virgen.
5 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to José Manuel Polo club
You are better versed in the detail than I, José Manuel! All best wishes, Andy
5 weeks ago.
Jean club
A lovely scene. That looks to be a magnificent tree.
5 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jean club
A superb elm, unaffected by Dutch elm disease. Pleased you like it, Jean!
5 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Marvelous shot! Stay well!

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5 weeks ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Great capture.
5 weeks ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
U' endroit charmant baigné de soleil
5 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
I‘m sure these times will come back. It will take a while but in the end we’re stronger than this virus ! Good Morning, Andy !
5 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Hope these times will come back (soon).
Lovely scene and well taken Andy.
5 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you all!
5 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
The plaza looks like a great place for such gatherings and it's no doubt (in normal times) full of people all year round. The tree provides some welcome shade. Such a shame that probably won't be the case for the rest of this year at least.

A interesting image Andy - nicely captured.
5 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
Very colourful and looking very festive. Let's hope it's soon all possible again.
5 weeks ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh it looks a fabulous place to have live music and dancing. I'm sure it won't be long before those kind of times come back.
5 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Very many thanks!
5 weeks ago.
 Michelle Chouchou
Michelle Chouchou club
Mermosa captura. Todos esos monumentos nos recuerdan cuando éramos felices en reuniones y no lo sabíamos...ahora entra en el planeta un espacio importante para respetar flora y fauna que teníamos olvidados. Felicitaciones!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Michelle Chouchou club
Many thanks, Michelle and welcome!
5 weeks ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
A nice corner of the Sierra de Madrid. This year there will be no patron saint festivities in my town. So many things in our lives affected and threatened by irresponsible people, but the silence to hold China accountable to the rest of the 200 countries in the world is terribly clamorous. That scares me.
5 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Anton Cruz Carro club
Thank you Anton, but this is in the middle of the CITY, not the SIERRA, of Madrid! :o)
However, You raise a very important issue here.
China has found that its stealthy programme of world domination is being rapidly found out. It should have been found out years ago. We were too slow and now we are lost. Covid is a very small part of of a bigger worldwide scenario. In Britain we have the two problems on the surface; of the Huawei 5G network about to be stripped out and Hong Kong, where we do have a moral responsibility to rehouse its citizens if they want to come here.
Deeper problems are that China has already infiltrated most of the boardrooms of major capitalist companies in many sectors of the West and bribed its way into influence in the countries of Africa (mainly), that supply it with the raw material that it needs. There is much more to say here (Tibet, Taiwan, The Uighurs), but this is a photo sharing website!
Enough said. It is a ghastly totalitarian dictatorship, more evil than most in the complacent West believe possible.
Yes, we definitely agree!
4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks ago.
volker_hmbg club
Very nice street scenery.
5 weeks ago.
fifi club
le lieu est sympathique.
4 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you,
4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks ago.

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