Madrid

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Hilary

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« Reply #45 on: April 15, 2018, 03:40:27 PM »
Madrid Rio
Four photos, taken from the top floor of a shopping center, of the riverside walk along the Manzanares River in Madrid. The walk is 7.5 kilometers long. There are  pedestrian bridges across it as well as the existing road bridges. You can see the PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA in the second photo.
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Hilary

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« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2018, 04:26:26 PM »
The street names, particularly in the older, central part of Madrid, are made of painted tiles. I took photos of a couple which I thought you might like to see
 CALLE DE SANTIAGO EL VERDE
Santiago El Verde Street
Santiago El Verde is the title of a play written by Lope de Vega, 1562-1635

CALLE MIRA EL SOL
Look At The Sun Street
I haven’t been able to find any information concerning this name
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Hilary

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« Reply #47 on: April 17, 2018, 04:04:14 PM »
The Royal Botanical Garden Madrid
I took far too many photos to post here. There is an exhibition of botanical paintings in the Villanueva building, and many tulips flowering  in the garden, until the middle of May. When we were there, a couple of weeks ago, some tulips were fully opened while others would open at a later date.
To whet your appetite here are some photos of
Tulipa Golden Emperor
Camellia japonica La Sonnambula
Helleborus lividus subsp. Corsicus
and a photo of Magpies
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2018, 06:14:37 PM »
The flowers for sale at one of the flower shops/booths at Tirso de Molina Square
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Alisdair

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« Reply #49 on: April 24, 2018, 12:04:26 PM »
Incredible green wall at the Caixa Forum, Hilary! And thanks for all those other photos.
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Hilary

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« Reply #50 on: May 02, 2018, 05:50:51 AM »
For the month of May I will be posting photos of flowers we saw in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Madrid. There might be the odd stamp also. These posts will be dotted around the Forum 
The Tulip exhibition was on when we were there so be prepared for a tulip overdose
The photos show the notices outside the entrance to the gardens, some photos from inside the Villanueve Pavilion and a photo of the tiny booklet / folder from the exhibition
The exhibition of Tulips and paintings by members of
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“the British Society of Botanical Artistes ----as well as 10 drawings from the late 18th century from the van Berkhey collection and 4 illuminated engravings belonging to botanical books from the 17th to the 19th centuries “
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is on until the 20th May 2018
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care