Photography, Travel, Spain

My Last Day in Madrid, For Now

August 17, 2021

A photo of the Catedral de la Almudena and plaza in Madrid

This trip has been about a lot more than photography. My last visit, in January of 2020, came during a complicated time in my life. My attention was split about six different ways, and as an added bonus I almost certainly got an early case of COVID that had me out of commission for about a month.

After three summer weeks in Madrid, today was my final day. I've spent many days just wondering around the city in the sunshine, and I wanted to put a bookmark in the city, capturing some of the things I saw on my last one.

Hotels, shops, and apartments flank a busy street in Madrid

The dome at the top of the Metropolis Building in Madrid

A view of The Mint Hotel and other buildings rising from the street

Plaza Mayor, the center of Old Madrid, in the sunshine

The iconic Schweppes sign above Callao in Madrid

Puerta del Sol, one of the busiest open spaces in Madrid and the center of the city

Walking through one of the open passages to Plaza Mayor in the early evening with people out enjoying their lives in the city

A typical Madrid street winds around a corner with shops and cafes on either side

Plaza de la Villa, an old square surrounded by some of the oldest remaining buildings in the city, with the moon overhead

An old church seen from the street during the evening with the moon above

A photo of the Catedral de la Almudena and plaza in Madrid during the sunset

A man enjoying the view in the previous photo from his balcony dircetly above me

The sun sets behind a gate in the Royal Palace complex

The Royal Palace across a large plaza in the last light of the day

The front of the Catedral de la Almudena at nighttime

Walking through the entrance to The Mint hotel for the last time during this trip

So ends my longest stay out of the US and my longest trip to my favorite city.

Gracias por todo, Madriz. Hasta pronto.

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