A small section of the Monument to Alfonso XII of Spain, in Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain, showing two of the four rampant stone lions and two of the four bronze sirens mounted on marine animals which flank the steps leading down into the Estanque Grande (Great Lake) near the centre of the park.

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.2.5.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC


Featured in : Statues and Such : 7 Jan 13

Related shots can be found at: Madrid or you can view all my Spanish shots.


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  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Viva Espana
    Nice series Tom

  • Thank you my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thank you kindly Ray …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Lovely glow to this shot, just gorgeous Tom

  • Thank you kindly Mik …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture, Tom!!

  • Always appreciated, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    Bonnie artwork Tom, they’d look great in my Garden!
    The neighbours wouldn’t be very happy though; I’d need to demolish their house to fit it all in!

  • Hehe, the whole monument is enormous, cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    Lovely composition Tom.

  • Thank you my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 1 year ago

    An excellent image Tom. Great composition & colour.

  • Thank you kindly Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago


  • Thank you dear Guendalyn …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • Very much appreciated Marie …

    – Tom Gomez

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