A Childhood Home in Madrid Grows Up

A Childhood Home in Madrid Grows Up

By Suzanne Wales / Photos by Luis Diaz Diaz
A man and his wife make an emotional return to an apartment building he loved as a kid.

In Spain, it is not uncommon for first-time nesters to settle close to their family home and aging parents, either in the same village or neighborhood, or in the apartment building where they grew up. This was the case with Joaquin Altamirano, who was raised in a seven-story red-brick apartment building in Madrid’s central Ventas district.

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