Scene in Spain, #21

In Ponferrada, like all the other places we visited in Spain, there are lovely details at the center of roundabouts. The ever-present fountain, of course:


But there was this incredibly cool sculpture near our hotel:


The “film” is metal and the scenes are made by metal strips being bent to make the appropriate shadows. It’s so impressive – and each is a work of art in its own right.

Scene in Spain, #6

We went walking in another direction, rather randomly, in Madrid. We ran into one of many many roundabouts with fountains. This one featured Neptune and I waited and timed the photo to get it without cars. I’m rather pleased by that.



Across the street from Neptune there was a shop ostensibly selling art, but that art looked a lot like tacky souvenirs to us. However, we enjoyed the storefront with all the statues watching the people walking by (if I knew how to stitch this into one long shot I would – you’ll have to do that mentally):

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Scene while walking: November 25, 2013

Technically this could be part of last week’s San Francisco series, because I did see this while I was out and about walking there. But it’s not that this was in San Francisco – it’s that this was something beautiful that caught my eye while I was out for a walk. I see so many people out walking but with their eyes on their phone or with headphones on and not really looking at the world around them. I think those people probably don’t always notice the random lovely things around them. I do know that at least one person stopped momentarily as I took this photo wondering if this was some landmark. If it is, I don’t know that. I just know I thought it was a beautiful fountain and I wanted to share it with you.