After my hospital visit the other day I walked home past the spectacular Plaza de España and was reminded of the first time I saw it, back in the autumn of 1993. Most people make a point of visiting what was once the Spanish pavillion for the 1929 Expo, and have probably seen photos of it. But I was just out for a walk and had no idea what to expect, so you can imagine when I turned a corner, looked to my left and went …. OMG.

I’ve always been glad that it happened that way, taken by surprise. And it still takes my breath away.