Filomena en Madrid

Between January 7 and 10, 2021, Filomena arrived in Madrid, the strongest snowstorm in the last 50 years.

 

I left home the day of Madrid’s great snowfall before dawn with the aim of shooting all the emblematic places of the city. I knew it was a historic moment and I didn´t know if it was going to happen again. When I left home, the blizzard was so strong that I almost turned back home, since I was afraid of damaging my equipment (I had it protected only with plastic). I spent the whole morning taking pictures of a white and almost empty city, a unique vision that I could hardly imagine. It was like being in a fairy tale. That's what I tried to transmit with my photographs, that feeling of walking through a magical and unreal world. 

 

In the afternoon, after charging batteries and strength, I portrayed another Madrid, in line with the magic of the morning, but this time a white coated city full of curious pedestrians enjoying the snow, children with their sleds, skiers and snowmen.

 

I walked almost 20 kms that day, through the snow and carrying my backpack with the equipment. All the fatigue and the cold were worth it. It was only in 1971 and 1904 that similar snowfalls were recorded in Madrid. I don't know if I'll ever experience one again, but it's already etched on my retina and in my files. Filomena was a heaven gift, in both ways.

Banco de España Filomena Madrid
Atocha Renfe Filomena Madrid
Puerta de Alcalá Filomena Madrid
Puerta de Alcalá Filomena Madrid
Plaza de la Independencia con bandera_ve
Puerta de Alcalá Filomena Madrid
Puerta de Alcalá Filomena Madrid
Puerta de Alcalá Filomena Madrid
Biblioteca Nacional, Filomena en Madrid, España
Biblioteca Nacional, Filomena en Madrid, España
Plaza de Colón, Filomena en Madrid, España
Filomena en Madrid, España
Calle Serrano, Bicicletas, Filomena en Madrid, España
Estatua Mujer de Botero, Filomena en Madrid, España
Calle Serrano, Filomena en Madrid, España
Paseo del Prado, Filomena en Madrid, España
Hotel Palace con esquiadores, Filomena en Madrid, España
Los Jerónimos, Filomena en Madrid, España
Cibeles, Correos, Ayuntamiento, Palacio de comunicaciones, Filomena en Madrid, España
Neptuno, Filomena en Madrid, España
Cibeles, Correos, Ayuntamiento, Palacio de comunicaciones, Filomena en Madrid, España
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Kiosko, Hombre limpiando, Kioskero, Filomena en Madrid, España
Pareja Puente de Juan Bravo, Paseo de la Castellana, Filomena en Madrid, España
Catedral de la Almudena y Palacio Real, Filomena en Madrid, España
Catedral de la Almudena y Palacio Real, Filomena en Madrid, España
Catedral de la Almudena y Palacio Real, Pino torcido con nieve, Filomena en Madrid, España
Puente de Segovia, Filomena en Madrid, España
Catedral de la Almudena y Palacio Real, Muñeco de nieve, Menina, Filomena en Madrid, España
Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, La Latina, Nieve, Filomena en Madrid, España
Estatua, bola de nieve, Filomena en Madrid, España
Niña con trineo, nieve, Filomena en Madrid, España