Very early up to catch the early sunrise on the buildings.
The Plaza de Espana was very quiet...but not for long. A walk through the huge gardens...teams of people working in it....so tidy. Onto the Pavillion Mudéjar. Moorish influenced architecture. These buildings & gardens were built for the 1929 Expo here. Great to see the city decided to build in Spanish Mudéjar design instead of going way out contemporary. The traditional design techniques that are special to Spain have been preseved. Another Expo later in 1992 they did the complete opposite & they now appear abandoned....more of a business park all the same...just another building that went too far with new design.
The gardens around the Expo centre is planted in Exotics only.
Pleased we made the effort & got up early today. I especially enjoyed the Moat around the University.