Madrid is the capital of Spain but I have to confess that it is not one of my favorite cities.
I think there is some resentment in my feelings ( history, politics…) and took me a long time to visit it.
The first time I went with my husband in March 2015, I almost forced myself to it, I felt guilty for having been in London or Paris before than in the capital of my own country.
I didn’t take too many pictures, I was still not comfortable there.
We went around the center, I found some streets a bit dirty and crowded (negative feelings, still there…)
I found it much more pleasant to walk through the park of El Retiro, a very beautiful place.
Something positive (finally…) that I found in the capital, the number of museums and exhibitions that can be seen. On that first visit I had the good fortune to coincide with an exhibition of my admired Chema Madoz, a poet-photographer or a photographer-poet…
That same year in October I had the opportunity to repeat the visit, this time accompanying a group of Fujifilm X-photographers. I didn’t take many pictures of Madrid either, I was more interested in my fellow photographers.
I think I’ll be back this year, we’re planning with some friends to spend a few days in Madrid, I’ll tell you if I start to feel a little better there
Posted as part of Lens-Artists: Capital
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