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Byzantine Dome in Madrid

-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 74

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photo(s) taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.



Perched 35 metres above ground, atop the Church of Santa Teresa and San José in Madrid, this dome is covered with colourful glazed tiles.  


On a sunny day this glimmering dome stands out proudly on the skyline, close to the Palacio Real and Plaza de España.


The Challenge

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Welcome to week 74 and a huge thank you to all who participated last week.  It was hard to identify a favourite this week, but I think it has to be the simplicity of form and composition and the beautiful colours of Narami’s signpost.

All are welcome to join this challenge; do please share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and click above to enter your link and view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Finally, please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The linky list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT (or a bit before) and will normally be open for one week.

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    • I hadn’t made a note of its name and it took ages to find it on the web. You probably have seen pictures – there were plenty – but no-one named it.

      On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:54 PM, Travel with Intent wrote:



    • I have to say I didn’t go inside – I was dashing around as usual – but the dome really is incredible and once I’d spotted it in the distance I had to track it down

      On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 4:07 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:



  1. Beautiful dome and the Byzantine architecture fits very well with the dome!
    Question: are you arriving at LAX or another airport?. I’ve been at the Starbucks at the airport – pretty good when you arrive in LA – going out of LA there may be a long line to wait (LAX) – the Peets will be harder to find, but if you’re without google i’ll try to help you:) If you rather do this by email, write me at

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