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Arco de la Victoria

Friday, April 5, 2013

There are quite a few triumphal arches in Madrid. Some are in fact remains of old city gates (like the one in the Alcala street). Above, however, was never a gate. Known as a Victory Arch (Arco de la Victoria) was built by general Franco in 1956 (looks much older by the way) as a tribute to his army who defeated the republicans during the Spanish civil war in the late 30's

BTW in the back you can see Mirador del Faro, also known as the Faro de Moncloa or Faro de Madrid. Unfortunately the tower is now closed. Hopefully they will reopen it one day as it would offer great view.

EXIF data:
Camera: Canon 5D MK II
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure time: 1/100 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 200
Number of exposures: 3
E.V. Step: 2
Flash used: no
Tripod: no
Filters: circular polarizing filter
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Lightroom 4.2, Photoshop CS6

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