… and the beautiful tile work at the Plaza de España.

On the Saturday before Easter, I wandered through the peaceful (enormous) public gardens surrounding the equally enormous complex of buildings known as the Plaza de España.

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And then I entered the main plaza itself, which is always an impressive sight … no matter how many times you’ve seen it. Even, in fact, when you’ve seen it masquerading as something else. If you’ve watched the 1962 Lawrence of Arabia movie, you’ve seen these buildings standing in for British government buildings in Cairo.

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After having made several visits here over the past ten years or so, I was pleased to see water (and boats!) back in the canal that encircles the plaza. Let’s zoom in, shall we?

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