This street block panorama shows a part of Alcalá Street, the longest street of Madrid. At the far left side, the intersection with the Gran Via can be seen. At this intersection the Metropolis building was built in 1910, initially for an insurance company. It is now one of the most famous buildings in Madrid. The pink building left to the middle is the “San Jose” church, and dates from 1748. The well lit building in the middle of the panorama was built in 1930, initially a bank, now a public treasure institution. Finally, the building to the right, was constructed in 1918, also as a bank. Since 2006, it is the headquarters for the spanish “Cervantes Institute”, an institution for the promotion of spanish language and culture. As the panorama was shot towards the evening, you can see the light fade from left to right.
This Panorama was captured in December 2011