Graphic Chronicle from the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service (1852 - 2007)

Chapter: "Epilogue" (accessible HTML text)

Image: View of Madrid roofs taken from the terrace of the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service.

Narrator: Madrid... So unique and so beautiful despite the years. New buildings caress your skies. The Telephone Exchange at my back, as always, The Spanish Bank of Credit, The Bank of Bilbao, indicating solemnly Alcalá Street.

Image: Current view of the Telefónica building as seen from the roof-top of the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service building.

Image: Current view of the Banco Español de Crédito building taken at street level in the median built between the intersection of Alcalá and Sevilla Streets.

Image: Current view of the Banco Bilbao building in Alcalá Street.

Narrator: And here still stands this old building of Sabatini, in the same place, housing the Treasury, remembering old histories, contemplating the speed with which things change, growing a little older...

Image: View of Alcalá Street taken from the median built in the intersection of Alcalá and Sevilla Streets, towards Puerta del Sol. The Ministry of Finance and Civil Service building can be seen at the right.

Image: Old photograph of the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service building. We can see old cars running through the street, and many people walking on the pavement.

Narrator: Before I finish my story, allow me to present myself once more... I am the Ministry of Economy, The Treasury.

Image: Old photograph of the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service building taken at street level. We can see several horse carts through the street and some people crossing the street.

Image: Series of photographs that appeared throughout the chapters. The photographs appear at a distance and then get closer to the camera, moving to the sides.

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