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Portales of Madrid

Dino takes a look at the entrance halls to apartment buildings in Madrid:

The calles and avenidas of Madrid are decorated with some of the most elegant apartment house entry halls in the world. What a delight to take a stroll just after sunrise when doors are flung open, floors are swept, brass is polished—the city’s portales are made ready to welcome and to bid goodbye in style.

It’s the perfect place to compose oneself, button up a coat, search pockets or purse for a note, or deal with an umbrella (rarely a requirement in Madrid), before facing the porter or the street. …

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This post was published on Friday, January 6th, 2012 4:19 pm. It has been categorised under Architecture Spain.
L Gaylord Clark
6 Jan 2012 7:43 pm

“False humility”! Not something the Spanish are much prone to in any case. Or any other kind, come to think of it.

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