Mar de Cristal Metro Station, Madrid

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  • Mar de Cristal Metro Station, Madrid

    Typical of the Madrid metro designs in its great expansive phase from about 1995 to the onset of the recession and, deliberately over-edited by me, this represents a positive, thrusting, energetic attitude that faltered somewhat when the recession struck.…

  • Basset Cove, Cornwall

    Rock hopping here at low tide is not really an option - with all this seaweed about!

  • High above the cloud / fog. Las Agujas de El Cancho Gordo. Madrid under a thick blanket of fog.

    Granite and fog. La Sierra de La Cabrera. Climbing through the fog, not knowing if the peaks would poke out from under, was interesting. Much better was when I eventually did break through! Later that day I watched the weather news and it seems that the s…

  • Granite. Torre de Valdemanco, Sierra de La Cabrera

    Amazingly, my first walk in the Sierra de La Cabrera since December 2015! And it hasn't changed a bit!

  • Shortlands Station from the road below. On Z please.

    Shortlands Station. South East London. I visited my brother briefly last year and took this after exiting (amazingly steadily) from the Shortlands Pub.

  • Twins. Cistus, or jara, Sierra de La Cabrera

    Covering the hillsides in late April and May. Central and southern Spain and Portugal.

  • Poppies. Algete, Spain, May 2016.

    Madrid Province. Very close to the capital! On the horizon, La Sierra de La Cabrera.

  • San Lorenzo de El Escorial

    The Palace-monastery from the Herreria Woods, Abantos behind. The Capital of Much of the Known World, circa 1590.

  • HFF everybody, and maybe one we didn't expect to see!

    One of the happiest HFF shots I can remember posting for a few months! Now all we need to do is make it work!! Wild flowers near Valdemanco, Madrid, on the approach to La Sierra de La Cabrera.

  • HFF! (yes it's there on the left).

    Some of you may remember, from Panoramio, this piece of land belonging to my girlfriend. She is still trying to sell it, if anyone is interested! In the foreground; Spanish lavender.

  • HFF!!! Cuatro Torres and sculpture, Chamartin railway station, Madrid

    The sculpture: "A LA DIVERSIDAD HUMANA" Sculpture by Josep Capella and Clara Capo. I have Steve Drury to thank for finding the title from my Pano gallery when I thought Google had erased all notes and comments! Please give as generously as you can: www.…

  • Wild lupin, La Sierra de La Cabrera

  • Wild tulip, Sierra de La Cabrera, Madrid

    They only open this fully on the hottest of days and when the sun is at its highest; an hour or two at most. And because Spain adheres to Central European time, this means between 3 and 5 pm! They really are quite small; miniature wild tulips!

  • View from my (very occasional) bedroom window, early one morning. Looking over Poldice valley.

    Dawn, August 2014. St Day, Cornwall. Well, it's still my bedroom window even if I haven't spent more than 10 nights here in the past 5 years! The building in front is the annexe to my parents house. It comprises a good sized ground floor kitchen and on…

  • Rose garden, Retiro, Madrid

    Rosa Daniel Gelin. I discovered, some time after posting this, that Daniel Gelin was a well-known French actor who died in the early 90s.

  • La Cabrera wildflowers and richly textured granite rock. PLEASE STAY, DON'T RUN AWAY (ESPECIALLY NOW)!!!

    Please enlarge to see the granite detail.

  • Spring won't be long in coming! PLEASE STAY, DON'T RUN AWAY!!!

    Algete, Madrid province, wildflowers. Mallow and goosefoot to the fore!

  • Truro, Cornwall. PLEASE STAY, DON'T RUN AWAY!!!

    Normally a busy town centre but as I was waiting for the bus to take me back to my car at the park and ride, I suddenly noticed that a providential traffic lights arrangement had made the traffic vanish, so I whipped out my ... mobile!

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