Madrid, Spain, is a fascinating city of beautiful boulevards, rich history, and a vibrant local culture. What caught my eye on this particular occasion, however, was none of that, but rather the juxtaposition of this simple streetlamp against the silhouettes of these palm trees. Palm trees aren’t even particularly common in Madrid, I believe – these were of the potted variety, standing in front of a hotel across the street from the Prado museum.
This image probably doesn’t say “Madrid” to most people, but it does to me. Streetlamps just don’t look like this where I live here in Colorado. Even if it doesn’t say anything specifically about Madrid, though, I find the image compelling, and that probably says something about me and what catches my eye.