Friday, August 1, 2014

Theme day: Take Away Store

Choosing this pizza restaurant chain (founded in 1987) doesn´t make it my favorite one, but probably one of the most widespread and well-known in Spain. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants in this theme day

Monday, July 28, 2014

Europe, on war

The assassination of Franz Ferdinand led to a month of diplomatic manoeuvring between Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, and Britain which was called the July Crisis. Believing correctly that Serbian officials (especially the officers of the Black Hand) were involved in the plot, and wanting to finally end Serbian interference in Bosnia, Austria-Hungary delivered to Serbia the July Ultimatum, a series of ten demands that were intentionally made unacceptable to provoke a war with Serbia. When Serbia agreed to only eight of the ten demands, Austria-Hungary declared war on 28th July 1914.

At Casa Revilla can be seen until September 14th an exhibition of 70 unpublished photographs of Getty Images describing the conflict over the four years it lasted. Highly recommended.

The human cost of the Great War. Although it´s written in Spanish, the numbers speak for themselves.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sin Riesgos / No Risks

That's the title of this new mural (by Sergio Garrido) you can see at 41 Fuente el Sol St. in La Victoria neighborhood.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Today is Saint James Day...

...but in everyone's mind is the memory of all the victims of last year´s terrible train accident. In the picture, a couple of Crosses of Saint James (as used by the Order of Santiago) which I found at Calle Muro.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Noches en San Benito

Tonight the third and final show of Estival 2014 will be held. For those of you who are interested in attend to, let me tell you that Marlango will start its show at 10 p.m. As a curiosity, its name comes from the introduction of Tom Waits´ song "I wish I was in new Orleans".

Monday, July 21, 2014

The pleasure of reading

I found this one at the electoral school (in spanish, colegio electoral) when I went to vote in the last European elections in May.

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