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Sa Penya and Erwin Broner

05/03/2020 08:56
Sa Penya means nothing else than the Rock and is the name of a neighbourhood looking out over the port of Ibiza. Here disembarked, in the mid-fifties, the architect Erwin Broner. From Santa Llucia bastion or alternatively from Jaime I viewpoint, close to the cathedral, is perfectly appreciated the...

The Gran Duchy

24/01/2020 12:26
When in the tenth century Sigfried Count exchanged some lands in the Ardennes for a rocky ledge between the Alzette and Petrusse rivers to build a fortress, he couldn’t imagine how it would grow. Bastions and casemates turned the rock into a gruyere that would be nicknamed the Gibraltar of the...

Caldes Modern Style Spas

20/12/2019 13:56
In Roman times, the hot springs invited the creation of a town, Aqvae Calidae, today Caldes de Malavella. Its waters continue to be exploited, both for treatments and for bottling water. Between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, they attracted the attention of wealthy...

Antigone

23/10/2019 19:28
Sophocles’ classic tragedy gave name to a newly created neighbourhood east of Montpellier’s old town; a reinterpretation of the architectural classicism that emerged in the late seventies from the Catalan architect Ricard Bofill’s workshop. According to Greek mythology Antigone was sentenced to...

Ένα μηδέν ένα (101)

27/09/2019 10:18
An anthology of contemporary Greek poetry, the number of a hotel room and other diverse coincidences make up a kind of casuistry, a dose of Hellenistic serendipity. Ένα μηδέν ένα, ena miden ena, 101, is a compilation of poems of one hundred and one Greek authors, a selection and translation by the...

Lewis Chess

06/09/2019 08:34
Lewis is the largest of the Hebrides Islands, west of Scotland and, even to the west of it, in the Bay of Uig, a curious treasure was found in 1831. Seventy-eight outstanding 12th century chess pieces carved in ivory. In fact, they are ninety-three pieces, since, in addition to the figures, finely...

A Walk around Philopappos

10/08/2019 09:54
Athenian Acropolis faces a large green area which, in the heart of the Greek capital, becomes a relaxed space where walk away from the urban bustle and beneath the shade of holm oaks and cypress trees. It is Philopappos Hill. From here there are privileged views over the Parthenon, Athens and even...

Tram # 28

12/07/2019 09:39
The Portuguese capital has five tram lines in its public transport network, some of them equipped with old cars that have been reset to keep them fit. Among them the most classic is the one that follows the line number 28, able to ride up the hard slopes on the way to Alfama neighbourhood top...

Notte a Burano

24/05/2019 08:57
The night radically changes the appearance of Burano. With the last vaporetto returning to Venice disappear all the visitors who had filled the streets throughout the day. Those who wandered watching curious the windows offering the work of merletto; those who have tried the buranelli, the typical...

Las Ruinas de Corbera

03/05/2019 08:59
Corbera de Ebro se arremolinaba en torno a la colina de la Muntera protegida por las sierras de Cavalls y de Pàndols. La Batalla del Ebro devastó la población expulsando a la mayor parte de sus habitantes. Hoy, como Belchite u otros escenarios de la Guerra Civil, se han mantenido las ruinas para el...
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