The Finest Wall in Malasaña

At least of the walls I was lucky enough to see while strolling about this central Madrid neighborhood last Friday.

Malasaña, named for a 15-year-old girl who was executed by French forces during an uprising in 1808, was the center of the post-Franco dictatorship ‘movida’ counterculture scene in the late 1970s and remains vibrant, creative and unpretentious. My only regret is that we weren’t staying there. Next time.

For the record, today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 496th (!) straight, was taken on 22 May 2015 in Madrid, Spain.


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