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Staircase, Caxia Forum Building

Staircase, CaixaForum Building

Madrid is one of my favorite cities.  I love the Latin attitude and the general hustle of the place, not to mention that after Paris, it holds the greatest repository of classical western art in the world.  This visit was in May of 2011 when the Puerto del  Sol demonstrations were in full swing.  The demonstrations are covered in another post on this blog.

43 responses

  1. Great shots, especially the staircase – it seems to round into eternity.

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    February 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

  2. I love the eyeball door! it has so much character.

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    February 5, 2013 at 10:40 am

    • Thank you, I think the door is funny.

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      February 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

      • it’s even funnier when you look above the 2 eyeballs
        & see what looks like a sketch of 2 women sitting,
        from their waist down, with their backs to us.
        the door looks hungry for them!

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        September 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

        • Michell, the crop increases that illusion. Thank you.

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          September 25, 2013 at 8:40 am

  3. Roswitha Mecke

    The girls like you :-)

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    February 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

  4. Those stairs are quite something – I think I’ve got a thing about stairways on photos!! :D

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    February 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm

  5. Awesome!

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    February 6, 2013 at 2:43 am

  6. Impresionante La Fotografía De La Escalera… Muy Buena.

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    February 6, 2013 at 10:23 am

  7. Wonderful gallery, Ron. The Spanish women really know how to dress. Love the staircase pic. :)

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    February 6, 2013 at 10:49 am

  8. You really have a very good taste!!!!!!

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    March 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm

  9. If you return to Spain at some point, may I recommend Figueres. While I am in France, it is a great day trip for me and home of Dali! One of his museums is dedicated to the stunning jewelry he created and well worthy of a visit.

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    August 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

  10. Love that staircase!

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    August 16, 2013 at 10:42 am

  11. My favorite city in the world. My biggest mistake was boarding my return flight back to the states!

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    August 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm

  12. Love the staircase! Did you see this post http://mardilinanedigitalamericanmodernisttm.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/five-stairways-to-wednesday-9-25-13/ by Mardi Linane?

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    September 25, 2013 at 8:21 am

    • Beautiful photographs. I have a nice shot of the Vatican spiral ramp.

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      September 25, 2013 at 8:23 am

      • Did you place that photo of the Vatican spiral?

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        September 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

        • It is here:

          I will be redoing this post soon, possibly splitting it into color and black and white.

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          September 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

        • Did you forget to send a link? I can’t see it… ;)

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          September 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

        • Just go to the Europe drop down in the header and click on Italy, it will be right there. Everything on the blog is linked by category from that menu.

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          September 25, 2013 at 11:46 am

        • Okay, I will take a look.
          I’ve changed my own website http://www.ericakanters.nl, maybe you can take a look and tell me what you think…

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          September 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

  13. The staircase shot is fantastic – perfect exposure and framing – nice!

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    September 25, 2013 at 10:54 am

  14. You’ve captured the essence of Madrid, undoubtedly. Fab photos. The Caixa Forum building is amazing both inside and out. The stairs are a sheer work of art and you replicate it faithfully.

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    September 25, 2013 at 11:28 am

    • Thank you, I always have trouble remembering the name of that unusual building.

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      September 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

  15. Thanks for sharing your eye for creativity and culture! I love Spain. I never made it to Madrid, but Malaga and the coastal cities down my the straight of Gibraltar are amazing. Lived close to them for a couple of years. Latin culture is my favorite. It’s hard to keep it out of your blood. Cheers!

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    September 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

  16. Great shots! My daughter’s just moved to Madrid and absolutely love, love, loves it! :)

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    September 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm

  17. Nice shots

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    September 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  18. I like the staircase the best. Very Hitchcock. Superb!

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    September 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

  19. awesome photos as always!

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    September 25, 2013 at 9:12 pm

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