Alex Fernández is a director and photographer based in Madrid. On his Instagram account, he reveals a dark and poetic universe. Illuminated by faint night lights, his subjects remain rather mysterious. Continue reading »
Bulgarian artist Christo Guelov has been turning the crosswalks in Madrid, Spain, into fun and colorful art pieces. Continue reading »
A sex worker stages a performance to denounce what they say is abuse and social stigma against them in Madrid, Spain, October 14, 2015. Placard reads “Prostitutes are the ones that make the streets dirty”. (Photo by Andrea Comas/Reuters)
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The right to use droving routes that wind across land that was open fields and woodland before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the great metropolis it is today has existed since at least 1273. Every year, a handful of shepherds defend the right and, following an age-old tradition, on Sunday paid 25 maravedis – coins first minted in the 11th century – to city hall to use the crossing. Shepherds have a right to use 78,000 miles of paths for seasonal livestock migrations from cool highland pastures in summer to warmer and more protected lowland grazing in winter. The movement is called transhumance and in Spain up until recently involved close to a million animals a year, mostly sheep and cattle.
Children in traditional attire walk next to sheep during the annual sheep parade through Madrid November 2, 2014. Shepherds parade the sheep through the city every year in order to exercise their right to use traditional routes to migrate their livestock from northern Spain to winter grazing pasture land in southern Spain. (Photo by Susana Vera/Reuters)
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Revelers of the Holi Festival of Colors dance after throwing colored powders in the air in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, August 9, 2014. The festival is fashioned after the Hindu spring festival Holi, which is mainly celebrated in the north and east areas of India. (Photos by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Andres Kudacki/AP Photo) Continue reading »
Green building also known as green construction or sustainable building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. Continue reading »
After spotting a photo on instagram of Spanish street artist Rosh‘s multi-colored sprayed corners, Guillermo de la Madrid took to the streets of Madrid to find more, and more he did find. These pastel-y splashes of colors adorn the street corners of the city, as well as other urban objects such as electrical switch boxes, pipes, and street signs. Surprising and subtle enough to almost be confused as unintentional, these colorful splotches especially appeal to those in the know. Continue reading »
Half naked shoppers descended on a Desigual shop in Madrid on June 21, 2012 after a special promotion offering the first 100 people who showed up at their store wearing only their underwear, free clothes. (Reuters) Continue reading »
Real Madrid have revealed plans to build a $1bn holiday resort in the United Arab Emirates that is due to open in January 2015. Here are some computer generated images showing what it is set to look like.
The resort will be located on the artificial island of Al Marjan in the United Arab Emirates. It will feature sports facilities, a marina, luxury hotels, villas, an amusement park, a club museum and a futuristic 10,000-seat stadium with one side open to the sea. (Handout/AFP/Getty Images) Continue reading »
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