Today, my blog is off to Madrid, to show a whole expanse of glass in the beautiful glass building that is the Palacio de Cristal (Crystal Palace) in that city’s Parquet del Retiro.
I was looking at Pedro Holderbaum’s blog a couple of days ago, when he showcased this building. Aha, I thought, thanks for the memory jog Pedro – my images from a few years ago will be just the thing for Dawn’s Thursday Lingering Look at Windows challenge…
The Palacio de Cristal was built in 1887, apparently inspired by London’s Crystal Palace. It was originally used to house exotic plants. The plants are long gone, and it is now used for exhibitions, or, as when I was there on a December day, stands gloriously empty. It was rather cloudy when we went, but I imagine when the sun is shining the reflections in all that glass must be stunning.
Click on an image in the gallery to see bigger images….