God worked six days, and rested on the seventh: Madrileños rest the six, and on the seventh...go on the bullfight
The Art and Culture of Madrid
“I love thee as I love all that we have fought for. I love thee as I love liberty and dignity and the rights of all men to work and not be hungry. I love thee as I love Madrid that we have defended and as I love all my comrades that have died. And many have died. Many. Many. Thou canst not think how many. But I love thee as I love what I love most in the world and I
love thee more.” ― Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
Amazing sculptures & monuments
Madrid has many monuments, some are entire city squares and palaces, while others are gates and fountains located around the city. Madrid’s monuments are centuries-old and are a link to her past that has been incorporated into her present.
From the amazing sculpture of Velazquez next to the Prado museum and the fountain of El Angel Caido in the Retiro park monuments to the statue of General Jose de San Martin – one of the oldest monuments that exists in the Parque del Oeste and a gift from Argentina to the people of Spain.
Shooting in Madrid
Shooting in Madrid is a challenge, with the full force of the sun hitting you on most days and it rains when it is overcast. The top locations are is usually filled with tourists making it hard to take a photo without people being everywhere in it. Timing is everything, and while drones less than 240g are legal in Spain the police and security forces will kindly tell you to cease and decist if you try to use one.
Getting around from location to location is also a challenge as the traffic blocks up the city during the days making it hard to move around. Scooters help a lot, if you can manage travelling with your camera and equipment, and shooting in the parks is also much easier to do.