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Deja vu

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza at the foot of the monument of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra at Plaza de España in Madrid, Spain. The monument and the statue are a tribute to probably the most recognizable Spanish writer and his major work ‘El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha‘ published in 1615.

As I first looked at the statue, I had a feeling I saw it already. But for sure, it was not in any book, but live and not that far ago. It was not this one in Madrid. As I made this photo, I was the first time in this city. Yes, I remembered, I saw it in Brussels, precisely vis-a-vis the Bela Bartok (Hungarian composer) statue that I photographed several times on that day to use the perfect light conditions.

Back in the hotel, I compared the photo I made in Madrid with the one I made in Brussels last December. The statues were, indeed, exactly the same. The one in Brussels located at Place d’Espagne was created as the exact replica of the Madrid statue.

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