Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Inside St. Augustine´s Church

I had already posted a couple of times the outside of this former church, but this is the first one that I show you its inside. FYI, since 2002 this is the headquarters of the Municipal Archives. And to be honest, I'm not sure it´s allowed to take pictures there.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Theme day: Aging

Certainly this restaurant, located near the beach in Las Moreras, has had better days. Long time since it closed its doors, being a victim of taggers and with nobody showing interest in reopening it. Click here to view thumbnails for the rest of participants in this theme day

Ruby Tuesday

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The less visited museum in town

It´s quite posible that with this post, I´m not helping to change that fact in the near future, but what nobody can hide either is that according to the City Hall, in the first two months of this year, the Museum of Bull (related with bullfighting world), whose building you can see behind this sculpture, has registered the exorbitant amount of...one visit per day! By the way, the sculpture is entitled "Arch of  Bulls" (spanish, Arco de Toros) and is the work of Carmen R. Tablada.

Friday, February 27, 2015

60 years of Rock 'n' Roll

Organized by Club Elvis Spain, this exhibition reviews the 60 years of the history of rock and roll. It can be seen at the MUVA, and ends today. So everybody who would be interested, you have until 9 p.m. to enjoy it.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Alimentación Heras has closed

The owners of the building have finally managed to close the shop, and now they have the entire building for sale.

Again, a long life business, opened in 1934, closed its doors. Specifically, this shop was popular for its high quality cod. A grocery store full of tradition.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Náufragos revisited!

A little short on imagination for today´s post, so I have chosen to rescue this one from my archives. It belongs to an exhibition held in November 2012 at the Faculty of Philosophy. The author is Eduardo Cuadrado.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Then and now: New hotel in town

Before the restoration works, this charming fourteenth century old building was abandoned, and even was occupied by a group of squatters.

It's called Hotel El coloquio de los perros, paying tribute to one of the Novelas Ejemplares (Exemplary Novels) written by Miguel de Cervantes, whose statue is located in front of the facade you see in the photos.

Moving on, an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale has shaken central Spain yesterday evening. I have read that it was noticed very slightly in Valladolid (my mother says she did), not in my case.

Our World Tuesday

Monday, February 23, 2015

III Villalar Foundation 5K Race

It was run yesterday morning in the same circuit next to Las Cortes de Castilla y León building. This year I haven´t participated, because I'm training a bit longer distances. Instead, I took some pictures for the blog.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

El Triángulo Azul @ Sala Concha Velasco, LAVA

The blue triangle of the title (of the play I saw last night) is because when in 1940 the government of Francisco Franco was asked by the Nazi authorities to determine the fate of the Spanish prisoners, they replied that no Spaniards existed beyond the borders; hence Mauthausen Republicans took the blue triangle of stateless persons, with a S -from Spanier- in the center. With this interesting and overwhelming play, a well-deserved tribute is given to those over 7,000 Spaniards who were prisoners in that extermination camp.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

G is for (The Year of the) Goat!

The Goat is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Goat is associated with the 8th Earthly Branch symbol, 未 (wèi). I´m pretty sure this is the only goat sculpture in town, and it´s part of this one. Happy New Year to all my chinese visitors around the world!

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