The best way to walk around Madrid is looking up. Beautiful blue skies, balconies filled with flowers, and elegant colourful buildings.
Just behind the Plaza Santa Barbara (see the Plaza Santa Bárbara article), there is a building whose facade is covered with a gorgeous mural entitled ‘Todo es felicida’ (Everything is happiness). You’ll be surprised to learn the artist only used 4 colours in all, as the result is stunning. There are figures in between every balcony and covering the vertical corner section of the building. Apparently, the original brief was to paint only a few of the vertical sections between balconies, but when they saw the artist’s work, they told him to paint the whole thing!
If you know your Greek mythology, you’ll be able to spot a few familiar faces; if not, just enjoy the colours and pretty paint work. I like the positive theme that the artist has used, painting words such as ‘love’, ‘truth’, ‘honesty’, ‘smile’ all over the facade.
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