Plaza Mayor is the central town square in Madrid, Spain and is a very historic location, as well as being both a beautiful and interesting place. It was built going back hundreds of years and is a central gathering place for the city. It’s beautiful. On the front of the central structure in the plaza, there are large frescoes painted on the facade - it is fabulous, colorful, and wonderful. I have a shot of that coming tomorrow, so please come back! I had a great time just walking around in the plaza, with my Nikon of course. It was incredibly crowded (this was a Saturday afternoon) so I did a lot of “street photography”, or what I like to call combat photography - move fast, travel light, and don’t get noticed.
You arrive through these wonderful large arches (like in this photo) that connect to the side streets. It’s so...well, European. I just love this kind of stuff. There are lots of tourists of course, and that brings out artists, and magicians, and people doing all sorts of things for money (and I have a few photos of that stuff too!). But I never felt like I was going to be pick-pocketed or anything of the sort. Despite the chaos, it seemed really peaceful. Then again, I had not slept on the flight over so maybe I was delirious! I should consider myself lucky that all my shots aren’t blurry! So I hung out for a while, enjoyed a nice lunch, walked around, took a lot of photos, and just had a fabulous time. Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow for more!