Monday, 20 June 2011
Sunday, 12 June 2011
The Puerta de Toledo. Now cleaned and open to pedestrians.
The Puente de Segovia with the Catherdral and Royal palace in the background.
Not a sight you will ever see again. The author on a bike beside the Manzanares River. Note the upside down boat bridges in the background.
The most modern of the new bridges accross the Manzanares. This is, officially, El Puente Arganzuela. It allows crossing between either side of the river in the new Parque Arganzuela. For strength it uses a helix design and so I think it should be known as el Puente del Sacacorchos, or "Corkscrew Bridge".
While construction was going on the Ermita de Virgen del Puerta was buries in a sea of rubble. Now it is approchable though broad green parklands.