Gallery 15: Madrid, Spain 2014-16


With a significant amount of time in Madrid, I was surprised to see how few photographs I took over the years! Happily though I took enough to fill a gallery :-)

Madrid is one of our most favourite places and cities in the world. It is Spanish in a way that Barcelona isn't (which is so touristy and international that you could be in another country), and is most definitely one of the classic grand European capitals with its boulevards and palaces. Surprisingly given the lack of attention in the English news it's also the third largest economic centre in Europe when counting cities and not regions - larger than Berlin, Amsterdam etc. with only London and Paris being larger. Just don't visit in the middle of summer as the city shuts down for all the Madrileños to leave for their parents`/family homes in the countryside, leaving just a few American tourists asking loudly why all the shutters are down on all the shops and restaurants.

Please enjoy the gallery of photographs by clicking the photo above or visiting:

https://500px.com/vientiene/galleries/madrid-spain-2014-16

~ Vientiene

P.S. For any photography enthusiasts or professionals reading: I use a Panasonic G5 (micro four-thirds), a 20mm f1.7 pancake and 42.5mm f1.7 portrait lens (40mm FF and 85mm FF equivalent respectively). Previously, from 2013-2017, I mostly used a 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens and a 45-200mm f4-5.6 OIS (FF equivalent 28-84mm and 90-400mm respectively). It was in early 2017 when I replaced the kit lens with the much faster 20mm prime and due to weight and size I left the telescopic behind with friends in Penang in 2018 when I added the portrait lens with its razor thin depth of field. The best camera (and lens!) is the one you have with you!

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