23 April 2011

madrid randomness


Some random shots of Madrid. Today is San Jorge. In Cataluña they celebrate by giving the women a rose and the men a book. I love that tradition.
Thank you for your birthday wishes. I´ll announce the winner when I get back. Hope you´re enjoying your weekend.
XXX

48 comments:

Ken Mac said...

thanks for the beautiful glimpses. I will be back...

Line said...

thank you Jane great moments in Spain again!!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I love the shot of the pensive woman looking out of the cafe. Thank you for sharing, Jane.

Ana said...

Ay, ¡qué nostalgia de mi casa! Bonitas fotos.

Joy said...

O lovely! I needed a little visit to Madrid this morning! Thankyou!

Mlle Paradis said...

Happy Easter wkend and of course St. Georges day!

Janis said...

Some of the best photo journalism right here at Jane's place. Great moments captured. xo!

likeschocolate said...

Happy Easter! The first photo makes me hungry!

anushka said...

second shot - girl on the left - spanish eyes... so pretty. is the third from the last a plume of cigarette smoke? this series is so cool.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots - love the one of the smoke in the air.

As for presents - lovely idea but I'd rather get a book than a rose... ;-)

Don said...

Beautiful- a rose for you!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

extra-ordinary randomness.
thank you miss, for your take.

n♥
and happy bells too.

spudballoo said...

Oh how gorgeous, as always. x

Zosia said...

I love coming here to look at your photos. Glimpses of real life like these give a good feeling of the place. All the best to you and your family for the Easter Weekend.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Thanks Jane for these beautiful scenes!
And... Happy Easter!

ibb said...

Love the smoke photo...here is raining...and a bit stormy inside...so those fresh photos are perfect.

Ali McKay said...

Lovely, Madrid is definitely on my top ten places to visit before I die. My euro vacations are turning into months rather than weeks...maybe I should just move home! Besos¡!

Ignacio Santana said...

Hola, Jane!!!...me gusta mucho lo que haces, tus fotografías están llenas de frescura y cotidianeidad...todo un logro!!!

Un abrazo!!! ;)

Windmill Tales said...

Happy Bday! I love your photos they take be right back to our days in Spain, Thank you

Loree said...

Beautifully composed photos that say so much about Madrid.

Holli said...

These are all perfect. Love the juxtaposition in the shots

Anne said...

Beautiful scenes! Love the cigarette smoke!

Valerie said...

I've been once and only half day, long time ago. it seems to me you caught it so well ! i really love it !

isa said...

I wish I could visit Madrid soon ... I miss the Spanish ham and the chocolate con churros (and happy belated birhtday !!)

Lollipop said...

I HAVE to go there ;-)
xxx
ps: happy easter

If Jane said...

lovely!!!

Ocean Girl said...

I loved them, each and every one and every bit of it.

jgy said...

Gorgeous views! Happy Birthday!!
hugsxoxo!!

Paco Sales said...

Una excelente combinación de imagenes de fotografía de calle, excelente amiga mía, un fuerte abrazo para ti

Angie Muresan said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! What an awesome tradition. I wonder if sometimes the women could get the books, and the men the roses?

Joyce said...

Lovely shots. I think you should get a dozen roses!! xo

kenza said...

Feliz San Jorge!
And happy birthday! Just saw your post.
Lovely photos, so inspiring! Madrid is such a wonderful city. Thank you.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A coffee ! Yes ! In Paris ! Why not.
You got my e-mail address ?

KathyA said...

Love these random glimpses!!

Could just see you sitting there with camera at the ready waiting for the smoke to curl -- an amazing shot.

Sammi said...

those girls are beautiful :)

the traditional of san jorge is my favourite :)

aimee said...

au contraire, i believe that YOU live in the coolest town in the world! these are amazing!

liza said...

Happy belated, Jane! You are so talented. These are just gorgeous. I needed them today!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Beautiful!!!

cindy k said...

love that bubble and all of your randomness. hope you had a nice easter!

Maggie said...

love the one of the smoke(?) San Jorge sounds sweet, I would secretly wish to be treated as a man that day.

lamediterrània said...

I love the pictures you take from Madrid, they remind me a lot of that light and the environment, muy castizo :) It looks so different to my place but it's always cozy.

So Sara went to London AS I DID! When did she go? Maybe we crossed at the street, who knows? (it was FULL of spanish people). How is it that some schools finish on April in Euskadi? That's too early! Lucky those who can enjoy that.

By the way, thank you for you tender wishes for me, I appreciate them so much.
And courage and luck for you too in your new place at Madrid, let's see how you can handle that hot, dry summer haha
Big kisses

renilde said...

I missed your previous post but ofcourse, late Happy Birthday wishes.
Beautiful photos, the i-pod girls is a favourite, x

Dorte said...

beautiful photos Jane :)

Bonjour, Love! said...

Great shots. I fell in love with photos 8 & 9. Thanks for the beautiful glimpse of the life in madrid.

Leslie said...

photo #8!!! Is it water? Gorgeous.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very cool smoke swirl! It has a magical feel to it :-)

Hope you're having a great time. xo jj

Cobalt Violet said...

Once again ... are killing me! I my next life I am coming back as your camera.

That shot of the smoke?

jeez.

malo said...

Your photos looks the both same but also different from before. I get the same homish feeling visiting you as always but also something new, exciting. Can't describe in English what it is. I love the action in your photos. Feels like I am there with you.

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo