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+ Comments #19 - 2006-07-27 21:52:28
Parque del Buen Retir (Retir Park -- literally translated as Park of the Good Retreat) is pretty much the only place with water that we saw while we were in Madrid. The shot yesterday was from the park as well, so it's obviously quite scenic. Once the site of staged navel battles to entertain royalty, Retiro Parque Lake is now looked over by the statue of Alfonse XII. Nearby you can apparently find the oldest tree which has grown in Madrid -- too bad I didn't find that out until just now :-). You can't quite tell from the photo above, but the lake is really small and people pretty much just row in a big circle. Seemed a bit hot to do in the intense heat.