MM 3-4: The City of London in Monochrome

Leanne Cole has suggested that “city” be the theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. So I decided to submit this shot from our Fall 2013 vacation in England.

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MM 3-3: San Leandro Shoreline in Monochrome

For this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge I have selected a shot I took a few years ago while strolling along the San Francisco Bay Shoreline trail in San Leandro. This area is about a mile north of the Heron Bay entrance to the trail and parallels the Monarch Bay Golf Club’s Tony Lema Course.

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MM 3-2: Madrid’s El Retiro Park in Monochrome

We settled in at our hotel on our first day in Madrid and then walked around the neighborhood and stopped by El Retiro Park (Parque del Buen Retiro) which was only a block away from the hotel. I took this shot as we were walking back toward the main gate. It will be my entry for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week.

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A Walk in Central Madrid, Part Two

After Puerta del Sol we walked a couple of blocks south to Plaza de Jacinto Benavente to see if Maestro, our favorite chocolateria, was still there. It was and we had a nice mid-day snack of hot chocolate and churros.

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A Walk in Central Madrid, Part One

On the second day of our two-day visit to Madrid last Fall we took a walk from our hotel near El Retiro Park westward to Puerta del Sol, the city’s largest square. In this posting I’ll cover what we saw along the way. We followed a different path on the way back and that will be the subject of tomorrow’s posting.

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The Museums of Madrid

Three of Spain’s finest museums are within walking distance of each other on or near Paseo del Prado in a ritzy area of Madrid just west of El Retiro Park that is often called The Golden Triangle of Art. We visited two of these museums on our two-day visit to Madrid after our week in Barcelona last October.

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Monochrome Madness 3 -1: Lamps and Hats and Clothes-pinned Slippers

We were wandering around Puerta del Sol in central Madrid one day last Fall when we decided to walk a couple of blocks down Calle de Carretas to Plaza de Jacinto Benavente to see if our favorite chocolateria was still there. Along the way we passed this little store with a lot of interesting hats and lamps and several slippers hanging on a rope with clothes-pins.

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