Monday, 28 November 2011

A walk in the park

I live in a small town just to the south of Madrid. Like every other city that sits on the outskirts if a city, over the past few years the population has grown. But the good part is that it still has a small town feel to it.

On the far side of town is one of my favourite places to take a stroll - the park. It's one of those places that can be good to clear your head and blow the cobwebs away and it doesn't matter what frame of mind you're in. It always seems to make me feel better. There's nothing extraordinary about this park but there are plenty of footpaths to wander along

and there is a boating lake to sit and contemplate as the sunlight ripples across the surface.

There are also water features


and resident birds.

And if all of this is not enough, there is a sports pavilion, all-weather football pitch, tennis courts, rock climbing, a bicycle circuit, childrens' play area and a horse-riding club!

Even if the outdoor life is not for you, it makes a nice route to the shopping centre which is 2 minutes away!

Hasta pronto!


  1. Looks like a very nice place for a walk, and a horse riding club you say, it sounds great, love the birds too they’re beautiful.

  2. I'm new to your blog via Elisabelle and her wonderful photos, Andrea. Yours are just as wonderful and it's fascinating to see new parts of the world.

    I'm a writer from Australia and pleased to meet you, an aspiring writer, you say. As I've been saying in the blogosphere elsewhere, writers write, so I'll repeat, I'm pleased to meet you as a writer.

  3. Omgosh, your park has PEACOCKS!!!! I really want to be there now. :) Beautiful pics, as always, AC!

  4. That park looks so nice!! I love peacocks!

  5. it's a gorgeous park! where we live (coast of Montenegro) it's so mountainous/hilly, that we can't get large expanses like that. i do really miss parks, especially now with a little one.

    have i already mentioned we still hope to live in spain one day?

  6. Hey, I never realised peacocks were so popular! Wait 'til you see the really good photos of them - they are beautiful!
    Hi Elisabeth, pleased to meet you too! I'm glad you like the photos and I hope you drop in again soon.
    Monica, if you move to Spain you know where to find me if you need help!