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, Madison (Madison, Wisconsin), Madrid, Moscow and Seoul. Eurovision Song Contest On 29 March 1969, she represented the United Kingdom (United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest) in the Eurovision Song Contest (Eurovision Song Contest 1969) performing the song "Boom Bang-a-Bang", written by Peter Warne and Alan Moorhouse, the song chosen from a selection of six by viewers of her BBC1 (BBC One) variety series (Variety show) ''Happening for Lulu


classical+monumental

of Outdoor Sculpture, located in the Paseo de la Castellana, is dedicated to abstract works, among which the ''Sirena Varada'' (Strander Mermaid) by Eduardo Chillida. Since the 18th century, the Paseo del Prado is decorated with an iconographic program with classical monumental fountains: the ''Fuente de la Alcachofa'' (Fountain of the Artichoke), the ''Cuatro Fuentes'' (Four Fountains), the ''Fuente de Neptuno'' (Fountain of Neptune (Neptune (mythology))), the ''Fuente de Apolo'' (Fountain of Apollo) and the ''Fuente de Cibeles'' (Fountain of Cybele, also known as Fountain of Cibeles), all designed by Ventura Rodríguez. The equestrian sculptures are particularly important, starting chronologically with two designed in the 17th century: the statue of Philip III, in the Plaza Mayor (Plaza Mayor, Madrid) by Giambologna, and the statue of Philip IV, in the Plaza de Oriente (undoubtedly the most important statue of Madrid, projected by Velázquez (Diego Velázquez) and built by Pietro Tacca with scientific advice of Galileo Galilei). Many areas of the Buen Retiro Park (''Parque del Retiro'') are really sculptural scenography: among them are The Fallen Angel (Fuente del Ángel Caído) by Ricardo Bellver, and the Monument to Alfonso XII, designed by José Grases Riera. In another vein are the neon advertising signs, some of which have acquired a historic range and are legally protected, such as Schweppes in Plaza de Callao or Tío Pepe in the Puerta del Sol, recently retired from its location for the restoration of the building. File:Fuente de Neptuno (Madrid) 06.jpg Fountain of Neptune (Ventura Rodríguez) File:Fuente de Cibeles - 02.jpg Fountain of Cybele (Ventura Rodríguez) File:Monumento a Alfonso XII de España en los Jardines del Retiro - 04.jpg Monument to Alfonso XII (José Grasés Riera) File:La Sirena Varada (E. Chillida) 01.jpg Strander Mermaid (Eduardo Chillida) File:Madrid, Plaza de España-PM 06707.jpg Bronze sculptures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza at the Plaza de España (Madrid) File:Monumento a Felipe IV (Madrid) 06.jpg Philip IV (Pietro Tacca) File:Buen Retiro Angel caido02.jpg Fuente del Ángel Caído (Ricardo Bellver) File:Monumento a Miguel de Cervantes - 02.jpg Cervantes Monument at Plaza de España (Madrid) Environment thumb right Buen Retiro Park (File:Palacio de Cristal - 02.jpg) Madrid is the European city with the highest number of trees and green surface per inhabitant and it has the second highest number of aligned trees in the world, with 248,000 units, only exceeded by Tokyo. Madrid's citizens have access to a green area within a 15-minute walk. Since 1997, green areas have increased by 16%. At present, 8.2% of Madrid's grounds are green areas, meaning that there are


romantic connection

the manager of UCI Continental team Gobernacion de Antioquia-Indeportes Antioquia. Botero the brains behind Gobernacion de Antioquia in Utah After visiting a few landmarks in Vienna, they share a kiss at the top of the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel at sunset and start to feel a romantic connection. As they continue to roam around the city, they begin to talk more openly with each other, with conversations ranging from topics about love, life, religion, and their observations of the city. Céline tells Jesse that her last boyfriend broke up with her six months ago, claiming that she "loved him too much". When questioned, Jesse reveals he had initially come to Europe to spend time with his girlfriend who was studying in Madrid, but they had broken up when she was avoiding him while he was there. He decided to take a cheap flight out of Europe, out of Vienna, but it did not leave for two weeks so he bought a Eurail pass and traveled around Europe. Eskalera Karakola is a current squat (squatting) in Madrid, Spain, which is held by feminists and works on autogestion principles. It was situated in the Lavapiés barrio from 1996 to 2005, and is now in Calle Embajador. The squat organizes activities focussing on domestic violence and women's precarity (Precarity (Euromayday)) in post-industrial capitalism. In 2002, it created a ''Female Workers' Laboratory'' (''Laboratorio de Trabajadoras''), and has carried out anti-racist activities, in particular with female immigrants (Immigration to Spain), since 1998. Eskalera Karakola also took part in the organization of the GLBT Pride (Gay Pride) and the forum "Women and Architecture". It participated in alter-globalization events such as the European Social Forum and is part of the European nextGENDERation network. It publishes a review, ''Mujeres Preokupando'' ("Concerned Women"). History Linklaters was founded in 1838 as Dods & Linklater. In 1920, the firm merged with Paine, Blyth & Huxtable, creating Linklaters & Paines. For most of its existence Linklaters was predominantly an English law firm with small domestic operations in a small number of overseas jurisdictions. In 1996, the firm adopted a strategy of global expansion to meet what it perceived as an increasing demand for multi-jurisdictional legal advice. In 1998, the firm formed Linklaters & Alliance with four other European law firms: De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch; De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Lagerlöf & Leman, and Oppenhoff & Rädler.


long offering

and "mesones" are usually opened all day long offering a wide variety of "tapas" and "bocadillos"(rolls) for a cheap price. If you're really desperate, the standard bunch of fast food chains do stay open throughout the day. Budget *


white home

as '''Real Madrid''', is a professional football (association football) club based in Madrid, Spain. It was founded in 1902 as ''Madrid Football Club'' and has traditionally worn a white home kit since. The word ''Real'' is Spanish for ''royal'' and was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII (Alfonso XIII of Spain) in 1920 together with the royal crown in the emblem. The club established itself as a major force in both Spanish and European football during the 1950s. On 9 May 2006


great signature

), Walton (William Walton) (The Bear), Weill (Mahagonny), Frank Martin (Frank Martin (composer)) (MystPre), Britten(Lucretia - both Female Chorus and Lucretia) and Barber (her Baroness in Vanessa). She has recorded all her great signature roles, Carmen (Thomas Schippers), Klytemnestra (Georg Solti), Mistress Quickly (Leonard Bernstein), Orlovsky (Herbert von Karajan), "Pique Dame" Countess ( Msitislav Rostropovich


works based

Theatre in Madrid, Spain. For the next three years he would acquire an acute knowledge of traditional Spanish Dancing while producing new works based on Spanish themes — ''Carmen et son toréro'' (''Carmen and the Bullfighter''), ''La Perle de Séville'' (''The Pearl of Seville''), ''L’Aventure d’une fille de Madrid'' (''The Adventures of a Madrileña''), ''La Fleur de Grenade'' (''The Flower of Grenada'') and ''Départ pour la course des taureaux'' (''Leaving for the Bull Races


devotion album

Depeche Mode – Songs of Faith and Devotion (album review). Sputnikmusic (2006-12-14). Retrieved on 2011-06-04.


shows film

arts. Nowadays it hosts exhibitions, shows, film screenings, conferences and workshops; its radio and magazine Minerva play an important part in the country's cultural life. Matadero Madrid, literally "Madrid Abattoir", is a complex situated by the river Manzanares and their buildings shape an architectural ensemble devoted to performance arts, which is managed and programmed by the ''Teatro Español''. Matadero is a flexible area that allows the autonomous operation of these three


band program

of Fame in 2009. These string orchestras often combine forces with the band program to build Symphony Orchestras I and II for concerts and competitions. The school is also home to a chamber group called the Kamiak Über Kammerstreich (from the German for "Super Chamberstrings") consisting of roughly 15 players from Philharmonic Strings I, free of a conductor. The award-winning Philharmonic Strings I and Uber Kammerstreich have consistently performed

Madrid

'''Madrid''' (

The city is located on the Manzanares River (Manzanares (river)) in the centre of both the country (Spain) and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages); this community is bordered by the autonomous communities (Autonomous communities of Spain) of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence (Spanish royal sites) of the Spanish monarch (Monarchy of Spain), Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain. The current mayor is Ana Botella from the People's Party (People's Party (Spain)) (PP).

The Madrid urban agglomeration has the third-largest GDP (List of cities by GDP)

Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), belonging to the United Nations Organization (UN), the SEGIB, the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), and the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB). It also hosts major international regulators of Spanish: the Standing Committee of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, headquarters of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), the Cervantes Institute and the Foundation of Urgent Spanish (Fundéu BBVA). Madrid organizes fairs such as FITUR, SIMO TCI SIMO TCI and the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week. Madrid Fashion Week

While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre (Teatro Real) with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library (Biblioteca Nacional de España) building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of national museums,

Madrid is home to two world-famous football (Association football) clubs, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid.

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