Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Views of the World, Royal Palace, Madrid, Spain
It's time to return to some of the collections that get posted when I find the time. This one's part of a lot I've had since high school, a group of hand tinted postcards showing, as the title implies, views of the world, and it's Views of the World that should be clicked in labels to bring up the rest.
The Royal Palace in Madrid started construction in 1738 during the reign of King Philip V, and completed in 1755, during the reign of King Charles III. I can't remember the exact quote, and I may be butchering it, but here goes...from Thomas Paine, "A hereditary monarchy makes as much sense as an hereditary doctor or an hereditary mathematician." Yes English, I'm talking to you.