I got into Madrid this morning about 10AM, and with my door-to-door transit time approaching 24 hours, and the +9 hours time zone shift, I am definitely feeling asleep on my feet despite a few hours of sleep on the flight from Newark to Madrid. Still, I managed to get out and explore parts of this vibrant and exciting city earlier today with my camera. Now the task is to stay awake until dinner!
The upper image shows a statue in the Plaza Mayor, with the exterior covered with laminated postage stamps. The location is appropriate, because the Plaze Mayor is used to this day as a periodic open-air market for philately enthusiasts.
The lower image was taken with my iPhone, and processed in the Waterlogue and ImageBlender apps. The door shown is around the corner from my hotel on the Gran Via.