Where in Spain?

The above image was shot in Spain. Do you know where? Be the first person to name that city and win a free 8×10 print of any image in my Spanish portfolio. Leave your guess in the comments section below (one guess per person, please). Photo ©Mike Randolph

29 Responses to Where in Spain?

  1. Jonathan Pincas January 25, 2013 at 13:45 #

    I like these – we do this with food sometimes. Have been looking at it for 10 minutes and still can’t work it out. Pretty sure it’s northern, but Pyrenees or Picos? Quite big industrial city? Possibly Cantabria but maybe too far from the mountains. I’ll try my luck with Oviedo.

  2. sarah January 25, 2013 at 14:02 #


    • Mike Randolph January 25, 2013 at 14:06 #

      Thanks for your guess. It is not Segovia either.

  3. Piersy January 25, 2013 at 14:36 #

    Granada? It’s got some pretty filthy bits as well as its wonderful bits.

  4. michelle January 25, 2013 at 15:31 #

    zargosa! just a wild stab in the dark…I’ve never been there, but I know how to spell it.

    • Mike Randolph January 25, 2013 at 15:45 #

      Nice guess Michelle, but this is not Zaragoza either….

  5. Beth January 25, 2013 at 17:26 #

    Clues please….

    • Mike Randolph January 25, 2013 at 17:37 #

      Well, since I’ve limited the guesses to one per person, giving a clue now might be unfair to those who have already thrown their hats in the ring, so to speak. But what the hell, I’ll say this: Sarah was warm. And since it’s only fair, anyone who has already guessed can have one more try…

  6. Laura January 25, 2013 at 17:48 #


    • Mike Randolph January 25, 2013 at 17:53 #

      Sorry Laura. Cold (literally, in the case of Ponferrada!).

    • RM January 27, 2013 at 21:02 #

      It does look a bit like Ponfe! I had the same thought, but doesn’t look quite like it.

  7. Jonathan Moreno January 25, 2013 at 21:00 #

    Ok, had a quick look at a map. I know…cheating. How about Bejar. Looks like it is near some mountains. Haven’t been there though. Does it still count?

  8. sarah January 26, 2013 at 01:09 #


    • Mike Randolph January 26, 2013 at 01:20 #

      Jonathan: you didn’t cheat enough. Sarah is getting warmer…

  9. sarah January 26, 2013 at 01:52 #

    Close but no cigar? Grrrr, let’s see… My last attempt: San Lorenzo de El Escorial?

  10. Mike Randolph January 26, 2013 at 11:19 #

    Still no cigar, Sarah!

  11. Madrid Audio Walks (@MadridAudioWalk) January 26, 2013 at 18:42 #

    Hi Mike. This is tough one. My guess is Astorga… Any luck?


    • Mike Randolph January 26, 2013 at 21:24 #

      Thanks for guessing, Nygil, but it’s not Astorga either. On Tuesday the contest closes and I’ll reveal the city. I think a lot of people will be very surprised! But I hope someone guesses it first. Sarah…any other ideas?

  12. Beth January 26, 2013 at 21:19 #

    more clues please…. what would be a tipico tapa here?

  13. Mike Randolph January 26, 2013 at 21:26 #

    Jamon. jejeje. Nice try Beth!

  14. sarah January 27, 2013 at 01:56 #

    Oh man, I’m kicking myself!! Now I can see it… it’s the first city I ever visited in Spain, Madrid!! This is the Sierra de Guadarrama in the background, right?

  15. Mike Randolph January 27, 2013 at 09:58 #

    Correct! Well done, Sarah! Yes, this is Madrid, taken from the observation deck on the Palacio de Cibeles (Correos building). It’s easy to forget how close the mountains are to Madrid because hardly anyone ever sees them from the city. But from the Palacio de Cibeles, right in the heart of the city, you get a good view of them. Sarah, send me an email (mike at randolphimages.com) and I’ll arrange to send you the print of your choice. Thanks to everyone who participated!

  16. sarah January 27, 2013 at 18:37 #

    I’m delighted to have won! Thank you Mike, I can’t wait to choose a print and receive it, will send you an email now!

  17. Katie January 28, 2013 at 21:34 #

    I knew it was Madrid! How I love our sierra–sneaky by just getting houses and no identifiable buildings. Let’s play another game!

    • Mike Randolph January 28, 2013 at 22:28 #

      Yeah, I guess it was a little sneaky! But hopefully that made it fun. I’ll be doing it again for sure, thanks Katie.

  18. Jonathan January 29, 2013 at 19:45 #

    Madrid….my next guess for sure. haha


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