I’ve never been to Madrid, personally or, really, photographically, until this evening. The video on Kuriositas, “Madrid Timelapse & Hyperlapse,” by Kirill Neiezhmakov, brings the beauties of the capital city of Spain before our eyes, most delightfully, though Neiezhmakov could have chosen music better than the juiced up elevator music he has chosen – still, the focus here is visual. I don’t know the difference between timelapse and hyperlapse, but assuredly the latter is associated with zooming in and out. Madrid has also goofed up a few districts with bad modern architecture, but hey, we live in the modern era – what city has not? Fortunately, it appears that one can generally keep away from such places in Madrid, which remains a beautiful city – under assault, to be sure, as are all beautiful cities – but still primarily characterized by its loveliness. I am charmed by the Kuriositas introduction, which is here:
Truth be told I have always felt sorry for Madrid – what with Valencia and Barcelona also in Spain it is almost like being a woman with two younger, more beautiful sisters always around to remind you… My own personal opinion aside, we have featured a number of hyperlapse and timelapse videos by Kirill Neiezhmakov on Kuriositas in the past – and for one very good reason: his work is always superlative. So, older sister Madrid, step out of the shadows in to the light!