Madrid, Jul 05 (EFE) .- The Community of Madrid invites you to visit the Madrid of the characters of the novelist Benito Pérez Galdós through snapshots of the architect and amateur photographer, Juan Moya, which are kept in the Regional Archive of the Community of Madrid.
Moya captured with his camera places and characters typical of the most deeply rooted casticism of the late nineteenth century, according to the regional executive in a statement, in which they recall that the photographic archive is available on the Archives Portal of the Community of Madrid.
“Juan Moya portrayed Galdós’ Madrid like few others in a perfect symbiosis with the writer, as if it were a couple of reporters, one through the image and the other through the word,” they highlight.
The typical corners of the capital, such as Plaza de Oriente, Puerta del Sol, Calle Alcalá or Plaza de Santa Cruz, among others, merge with the population of the time.
The Juan Moya photographic collection contains the oldest images that are preserved in the Regional Archive of the Community of Madrid and, in 2008, the author’s grandson donated the 115 photographs that make up the archive, dated in 1890.
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