Friday, May 18, 2007

A corner of Puerta Toledo

We went to lunch at Nacho's parents house yesterday. On our way there, we switched busses in Puerta Toledo, and while waiting for the 2nd bus, snapped the shot above. It's a smorgasbord of typical Madrid sites. To the right of the street light you can see a group of people dressed in the traditional outfits of San Isidro (see the previous entry). In the bottom left corner you can see another man walking to join them.

You can also see the fruit stand someone has mounted on the corner. These little stands aren't endorsed by the City, but, as they aren't doing damage to anything or anyone, they are typically left alone. The same cannot be said for the multitude of people who sell pirated CDs, DVDs, and video games on the street corners and in the metro stops.

And, rounding out the picture is the taxi in the top right corner. They might not be as bright as the yellow cabs of New York, but they are certainly as numerous.
Below is a shot of the actual Puerta Toledo. it's not the best shot, but you can get a glimpse of the beautiful flowers surrounding the base. And, check out the guys dressed in green tending to the same. They're making sure the City stays beautiful.

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