Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Somewhere in Spain!

Weathervane Wednesday is a a series of photographs I post weekly.  When I began, I only published weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes all over New England.  Some of the weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very interesting.  Often my readers will send me photos of weather vanes from far away, including other places in the USA or across the globe.

Today's weather vane was photographed in Spain!

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Today's weather vane was photographed in Madrid, Spain at the Plaza Mayor.  This main square is a busy area for shopping, restaurants and tourists. The building pictured above, Casa Panaderia, is the main tourist office, with two clock towers and two identical weather vanes.  These weathervanes appear to be iron crosses, which is appropriate for the Catholic country of Spain.

The buildings around Plaza Mayor were built during the reign of King Felipe III (1598 - 1621).  That is a statue (1616) of Felipe III on the horse in the middle of the plaza.

The website (in English) for Plaza Mayor

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