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The “stop in your tracks” architecture of Madrid.

Is there something that always makes you stop on your tracks and take notice? It could be a stylish shoe, a perfectly tailored shirt or a bouquet of verdant flowers. What is it that makes you instantly say gleefully  – Ooh, Shiny!

For me, it’s grand architecture – not necessarily grand in stature but in the intricacy of work that was painstakingly put ages ago into the museums or palaces  or cathedrals or fountains. And so it’s no surprise that I was enthralled by the architecture in sunny Madrid.

Here are some of the pictures from the European capital city that are making me nostalgic about that “ooh shiny” feeling:

This post was inspired by the WordPress weekly photo challenge! See other creative entries here.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Depth


Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona

An apostle overlooking the depths of the valleys below, on Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona.

Click here, for more submissions to this week’s photo challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Extra Extra

We mounted the camera on the tripod, and got our smiles in place, for a picture with the Mediterranean Sea, in Cabo Formentor in Mallorca, Spain. Funnily enough, we were joined in the picture by a furry friend who quietly strolled into the photo:



I dug out these pictures for the weekly photo challenge – Extra Extra. For more pictures where a regular shot was made more interesting due to something extra,  click here.


No twists, no glory – Weekly photo challenge “Twist”

You have done your research and have meticulously read and reread the guidebook. As you embark upon on the drive, full of twists, turns and hairpin bends, you try to fight the very last smudge of doubt – what if the whole experience, after all the twists and turns, is not worth it?

For this week’s photo challenge – Twist, I have selected the fruits of three drives full of twists and bends. While the pictures are idyllic, the drives along the twisty roads were far from smooth. However, in each case, the views were definitely worth the very interesting and adventurous road trips.

1. View of Positano, taken from the very twisty road along the Amalfi Coast in Italy:



2. View of the Pacific Ocean, taken from the Road to Hana in the island of Maui, Hawai:DSC00470

3. Cabo Formentor, in the island of Mallorca, Spain:



Do you have any such experiences? A road full of twists and turns, but totally worth it? Please share, so that I can fuel my wanderlust with more twists 🙂


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