Category Archives: Espana ’14

O Spain~

“This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don’t want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises O Spain     you dark spain Bearer of Cervantes, … Continue reading

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El Toro ~ Not a toy

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The matador and the bull still reign in the months of the bull fights of Spain, as they have since the days of Carmen and before. Will there continue to be new generations of matadores? Only time and the evolving … Continue reading

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A taste for Spain

As they say below~The Mediterranean diet is varied and gives you a healthy and balanced diet based on fish, chicken, legumes, fruits and vegetables. More equilibrium ensues with meat treats, such as Jamon Iberico and Bellota and the cheese accompaniments, … Continue reading

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The faces of Flamenco~II

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Our next performance takes place in Madrid at a tablao style review at Las Carboneras. Afterward, we return to Seville with a look at some of the costume of flamenco and to take a few final bows.  

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The faces of Flamenco~I

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The cultural influences of flamenco are wide and varied, from the Greeks and Phoenicians — the castanets; to Asian, Arabs, and Egyptians — the arm movements and musical instruments; the Afro-Cubans — percussion, and movement of hips and shoulders; and … Continue reading

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Faces of Spain~I

Before another sun sets on the high plateau of Madrid, the Alhambra’s great illumination comes on, or the Grand Cathedral of Seville peals midnight, you need to meet some of the faces of modern Spain.

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Granada ~ The Alhambra … to sigh for

“In Spain the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.” ― Federico García Lorca “And so I sit here in the last light, upon this stone, among these olive trees, gazing out across … Continue reading

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Madrid high Art and more~

Everywhere you go and everywhere you look, there are museum salas and vaulted temples to high classical art, or galleries of classic modern masterpieces. And, of course, if you keep your eyes open, art is everywhere. Below: Tile street murals … Continue reading

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Madrid is hopping~

  There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day.   But there is the day, the Hop-on Hop-off Bus day of a … Continue reading

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Madrid first steps

  Nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bull-fighters. ~Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises We lunched upstairs at Botin’s. It is one of the best restaurants in the world. We had roast young suckling pig and … Continue reading

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