Friday, September 21, 2012

Kilometro Zero, Madrid, Spain

In Puertas del Sol, in Madrid, there is a marker on the ground, which is referred to as Kilometer Zero. The story is that not long after Felipe II made Madrid the capital of the Spanish Empire, six highways were built leading away from the city to points of importance. All along the roads, there were Km markers placed, referring to how far the spot is from the spot on the ground called Km Zero, located in Sol.

Puertas del Sol, Madrid, Spain. August 16, 2012.

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