Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday Doors

November 2018 - Madrid Spain

Madrid’s most famous park is the Parque del Buen Retiro, it was originally created as a retreat for the Royal Family. Opened to the public in the late 1700s, both locals and tourists have been enjoying these very special gardens for many years.

There are several entrances to the park.

The Velázquez Palace stands in the Retiro Park and was built between 1881 and 1883 for the National Exhibition of Mining held in Madrid from May to November 1883. The architect was Ricardo Velázquez Bosco, who was also responsible for the Glass Palace.


One of the most iconic buildings in Madrid, the Crystal Palace is made almost entirely of glass. Enter the building to see the sunlight streaming in through the solid glass panes and admire the art exhibitions that are changed out seasonally. The building is surrounded by a small lake where terrapins, frogs and ducks all live together.

I couldn't find a name for this building.

A sentry box.


  1. The architectural details here are a sight to behold.

  2. The sentry box appears to have a door within a door. Or perhaps a dutch door? Either way, I love it!


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