Canon EOS 550D / Lens EF-S 18-135 mm
Post processing in Photoshop CS4
Taken in Madrid, Spain, 2012
The Plaza Mayor, a grand arcaded square in the center of Madrid is very popular with tourists and locals alike. The symmetrical rectangular square features a uniform architecture, very similar to the contemporary Place des Vosges in Paris. The most prominent building on the Plaza Mayor is the Casa de la Panaderia, the seat of the powerful baker’s guilt. It was completed as early as 1590, before the square was even laid out. Its current design with symmetric towers dates from after the last fire in 1790. The colorful allegoric murals were only added recently, in 1992.