Friday, January 28, 2011

The Symbol of Madrid, Spain

This postcard shows a statue whic his the symbol of Madrid.   It is sometimes translated as the Bear and the Strawberry tree.  The Madroño tree (which sounds like Madrid) is not native to Madrid.  And it is not a strawberry tree.  The berries of the Madroño tree are red like strawberries.  However they are very sweet and are really not good eaten raw (unlike strawberries), but are only good to eat when made into a jam.

The statue weighs 20 tons!!

Gracias  Mario


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