Monday, February 28, 2011

My World Tuesday = Old, Old Slides

My World Tuesday = Old, Old Slides
Continuation of Jack's 1973 Tour of Portugal and Spain
All the slides here are of two cities in Spain: Madrid and Barcelona
Horseman Monument in Front of Building at Plaza Mayor
in Madrid, Spain
Cervantes Monument in Madrid, Spain
This monument celebrates the writing of Miguel de Cervantes who wrote the first modern novel, Don Quixote which was a satire on the romance of chivalry. The great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky declared Don Quixote "the ultimate and most sublime work of human thinking." At the monument you can see the figures of the two main characters in Don Quixote: Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain
Army Auditors in Spanish Plaza
Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree in Madrid, Spain

These Old Slides Are From Jack's Trip To Spain in 1973
Pope Leo XIII commissioned in 1884 the construction of this cathedral for the new diocese of Madrid that he declared would be a separate diocese from the larger diocese of Toledo, Spain. Jack and his buddies toured this cathedral back in 1973 when it was still under construction. The Spanish Civil War in the 1930's interrupted the construction. The construction finally ended in 1993 and Pope John-Paul consecrated the cathedral in that year.
Lake and Monument at El Retiro Park in Madrid
The Horseman Monument to King Alfonso XII
Fountain Plaza In Old Madrid
Jack and his Army Audit Buddy James Blakeslee
Fall 1973
Jack Feeding the Pigeons at Fountain Plaza
Spanish Fisherwomen and Customers by Waterfront in Barcelona, Spain
The American Tour Group From Germany
Visiting a Catholic Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain

Well folks, that is my tour of Spain from long ago. If you would like to see the beginning of this trip to Spain and Portugal just cruise on down past my newsflash about flooding in the Ohio valley today to the next blog entry which has old slides of
the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal.

If you don't have time, then just click on the My World sign at the right to visit other My World memes around the world. Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you have a great start to the month of March. Just think of this. The northern hemisphere around the world is now in meteorological spring! Thank goodness!


Sylvia K said...

Definitely a fun post for me today! I lived in Madrid in the late 1960s as my husband was stationed there in the Air Force and my youngest daughter was born there! Delightful memories!! Thanks for sharing these! Enjoy your week!


Joyful said...

It's lovely seeing these vintage photos from your archives. Happy Tuesday.