Tour bus view
July 13, 09
Madrid at night
it was 10.30 pm, and 33° C
The image is a little blurry, because I took it from the open tour bus, which runs till 12.00 pm :)
"In the center of the Plaza de Cibeles, a heavily trafficked roundabout that joins calle Alacala, Paseo de Recoletos and Paseo del Prado, is the Fuente de Cibeles, a fountain named after Cibele (or Ceres), the Greek goddess of the Earth, agriculture and fertility. The fountain depicts the goddess in a chariot pulled by two lions. The lions represent Hipómenes and Atlanta, the great huntress. Hipómenes fell in love with Atlanta, but Zeus turned the two into lions for entering Cibeles’ temple and condemned them to pulling the goddess’s chariot forever. "