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Parque del Oeste, Madrid. Civil War fortifications.

Parque del Oeste, Madrid. Civil War fortifications.
These formed part of the defences of Madrid against the Nationalists led by Franco. They held out for three years, Franco deciding in the end to abandon the siege and concentrate on winning the north of Spain, which won him the war eventually.

xenophora, Jenny McIntyre, Marco F. Delminho, S Drury and 21 other people have particularly liked this photo


28 comments - The latest ones
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
beautiful light and shadow
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Annemarie club
Thank you, Annemarie!
7 weeks ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Lovely patterns created by the shadows
7 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Peter!
7 weeks ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Beautiful trees, shadows and shade.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jean club
Thank you, Jean!
7 weeks ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
Looks calming to spend an afternoon here in the shade. Lovely setting Andy.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to HappySnapper club
Indeed, but the barbarity of the Spanish Civil War lurks very close to the surface in these woods, Maurice and complete tranquility on a walk here just ain't possible 100%!
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
bella luz y sombras
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Mario Vargas club
Thank you, Mario!
7 weeks ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Buen juego de luces y sombras.
... con la determinante ayuda de la aviación de la Legión Condor alemana. y la legionaria italiana que bombardearon poblaciones civiles e inermes como Gernika,(motivo del famoso cuadro de Picaso) Durango, etc. Por sorpresa, en día de feria y sin posible oposición...
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to José Manuel Polo club
Thank you!
Indeed! I am familiar with the history here, José Manuel.
7 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Gorgeous capture! Stay well!

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7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to William Sutherland club
Many thanks, William!
7 weeks ago.
 Boro
Boro club
Jolie composition !!!
7 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Boro!
7 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Magnifique et bien rendue..Le Clair-obscur est bien en adéquation avec le rendu...!
Bonne et agreable semaine.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Malik Raoulda club
May thanks, Malik!
7 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Lovely play of light and shadow Andy.
Have a sunny week ahead.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you, Jaap!
7 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
An interesting place with great game of light and shadows !
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Ulrich John club
Many thanks, Ulrich!
7 weeks ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
The fortification holds wonderful historical significance, but I cannot help but swoon over the beautiful dappled shadows of the forest there. So lovely!!
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Janet Brien club
Pleased you like this, Janet. Many thanks!
7 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Nicely composed with lovely light and dappled shadows.................you're finding some super locations on your daily walks.
7 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Keith Burton club
Thank you, Keith.
Well, I try to complete my 10,000 steps a day (I know it's not a reliably scientific target but there we are!).
In fact I try to complete 100,000 steps a week. So on some days (often on a Sunday!), I need to catch up and, time permitting, I put on the mileage (OK, kilometreage here!). Visiting some more distance parks such as this is both do-able and enjoyable!
I haven't missed my 100,000 steps a week since early March (the beginning of lockdown when I was pacing round my flat!). How anal is that?? - no need to answer that one!!! (unless you feel so obliged!)
7 weeks ago. Edited 7 weeks ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Very nice photo - Andy. Thanks for telling us what this is, and also informing us that it helped Franco win the war in the end.
6 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
Well, it succeeded in defending Madrid from Franco, so he had to retreat from Madrid and try a different tactic, which worked. It gave Madrid another couple of years of the Republic.
6 weeks ago.

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