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Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain

From Wikipedia

The Plaza de Cibeles is a square with a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid. The fountain of Cibeles is found in the part of Madrid commonly called the Paseo de Recoletos. It depicts the goddess Cibeles (Cybele), the Phrygian goddess of fertility, sitting on a chariot pulled by two lions. The fountain was built in the reign of Charles III and designed by Ventura Rodríguez between 1777 and 1782. The goddess and chariot are the work of Francisco Gutiérrez and the lions by Roberto Michel. The fountain originally stood next to the Buenavista Palace, and was moved to its present location in the middle of the square in the late 19th century. Up until the 19th century both the fountain of Neptune and Cibeles looked directly at each other, until the city council decided to turn them round to face towards the centre of the city. On one side of the fountain of Cibeles, the Paseo de Recoletos starts, heading north to link up with the Paseo de la Castellana. On the other side, the Paseo del Prado begins and heads off south, towards the fountain of Neptune, in the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo, and on until Atocha. Calle Alcalá is the street which intersects the fountain from east to west. Calle Alcalá starts in the Puerta del Sol and continues on to the outskirs of Madrid.

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Comments

  • Paul Morley
    Paul Morleyover 5 years ago

    Very nice in b&w.

  • Thank you Paul!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • helmutk
    helmutkover 5 years ago

    Nice shot !

  • Thank you Helmut!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 5 years ago

    Beautiful photo.

  • Thank you a lot!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Trudy Wilkerson
    Trudy Wilkersonover 5 years ago

    Magnificent capture Denis….all nice and crisp and clear…great job.

  • Thank you so much Trudy!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsover 5 years ago

    Nice clear B&W Denis with good tonal values

  • Thank you David!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    excellent cheers

  • Thank you kindly mate!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 5 years ago

    Works well in B&W, nice shot …

  • Thank you Tom!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Great B&W capture, Denis!

  • Thank you my friend for all your kind comments!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 5 years ago

    Stunning capture sweetheART absolutely enchanting ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you a lot!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosover 5 years ago
    Awesome buildings and fountain Denis…beautiful image!! *-)
  • Thank you so much Deb!

    – Denis Molodkin

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