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Model  CybelePalaceLocation  Madrid Spain
Location: Madrid, Spain

The Cybele Palace (Palacio de Cibeles), formerly the Palace of Communication (Spanish: Palacio de Comunicaciones) until 2011, is a palace located on the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid, Spain. Currently the seat of the City Council, it opened in 1919 as the headquarters of Correos, the Spanish postal and telecommunications service. It was designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquin Otamendi.

The palace has become a emblematic monument of the city. Since 2007 it no longer serves its original function. There is a post office in part of the building, but Correos headquarters has moved to Campo de las Naciones and the Postal and Telegraphic Museum to Aravaca. Now it is the seat of the Madrid City Council. The mail sorting office has been converted to serve as the council chamber
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Image size
1000x691px 434.7 KB
Make
SONY
Model
ILCA-77M2
Shutter Speed
1/640 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
16 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 7, 2016, 8:53:48 PM
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BotanicalGirl's avatar

Spectacular capture of a spectacular building. The atmosphere here is excellent! :clap:

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BotanicalGirl's avatar

You are so welcome! :)

Arte-de-Junqueiro's avatar

It is a magnificent building!! I think it would be more realistic to turn a council chamber into a mail sorting office - it would help disseminate the propaganda more rapidly!! :D

InayatShah's avatar

In that case Facebook, whatsapp and Twitter would be more effective

Soehave's avatar

Looks like some preachy NGO has made a banner drop. Very indicative of the time we live in.

like the banners of our forefathers with their hammer and sickle, swastika or tiresome propaganda slogans that were always in line with the current narrative pushed by society. It is like an ideological date stamp.

I like that the picture is in grayscale like our time has entered the antiquated pages of history.

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