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A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Thought for Food — Plaza Mayor Pleasures” (PART 1)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Thought for Food — Plaza Mayor Pleasures” (PART 1) »

4 Feb, 2017
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In 1975 Jeffrey Owen observed: "The Plaza Mayor remains the heart of much of what remains of old city life in Madrid – festivals, processions, Sunday strolls and nocturnal merry-making, sun-sitting, café-lounging, tapa–hopping and al fresco dining." GUIDEPOST suggests this is still true in 2017

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: 1959 — LA CHUNGA,  “A GYPSY THAT HAS DANCED PURE”

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: 1959 — LA CHUNGA, “A GYPSY THAT HAS DANCED PURE” »

22 Jan, 2017
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"The way I dance is very primitive, I want to be remembered as a gypsy who has danced pure"

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPANISH WITCHES, THE MEADOW OF THE GOAT”

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPANISH WITCHES, THE MEADOW OF THE GOAT” »

23 Oct, 2016
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May you have the "witchiest" of Halloween!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: THE DOÑANA NATURAL PARK 3O YEARS AGO (The Park’s Still There!)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: THE DOÑANA NATURAL PARK 3O YEARS AGO (The Park’s Still There!) »

20 Oct, 2016
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The dunes are unique. They move from the beach to the river

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: IN SEARCH OF OUR LADY OF THE SPANISH WORLD 36 YEARS AGO

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: IN SEARCH OF OUR LADY OF THE SPANISH WORLD 36 YEARS AGO »

14 Oct, 2016
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It is said that Columbus stopped by the Guadalupe monastery to pray for the success of his expedition before setting out in what resulted in the unexpected discovery of the New World

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: WHO’S WHO, WHERE AND WHY THIRTY YEARS AGO TODAY

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: WHO’S WHO, WHERE AND WHY THIRTY YEARS AGO TODAY »

2 Oct, 2016
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Jean Allen’s Society column was the heart and soul of Guidepost.

IT SEEMS ONLY YESTERDAY BUT IT’S BEEN 50 YEARS: SUPERMANuel SANTANA

IT SEEMS ONLY YESTERDAY BUT IT’S BEEN 50 YEARS: SUPERMANuel SANTANA »

10 Jul, 2016
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Though he had other wins on other major courts, SUPERMANuel Santana was the only Spanish male winner at Wimbledon until Rafael Nadal came along in 2008. He became an instant national hero in isolated Spain

THE GORE AND GLORY OF SPANISH CORRIDA,1986

THE GORE AND GLORY OF SPANISH CORRIDA,1986 »

15 Jun, 2016
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The entire plaza groaned in horror when Emilio Muñoz’s first bull made an unexpected charge and the matador turned, with capote in hand, to flee in helpless confusion

STRANGER HAVING A “WONDERFUL TIME” IN MADRID AS TOLD IN GUIDEPOST 30 YEARS AGO

STRANGER HAVING A “WONDERFUL TIME” IN MADRID AS TOLD IN GUIDEPOST 30 YEARS AGO »

26 May, 2016
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Madrid in the 1960s as told by Lois Netell in GUIDEPOST on 30 May 1986: The infamous Franco regime in its “best” ambience

Palma de Mallorca, 39 YEARS AGO IN GUIDEPOST

Palma de Mallorca, 39 YEARS AGO IN GUIDEPOST »

18 Feb, 2016
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Mallorca in the winter of 1977: "I found Mallorca surprisingly enchanting. I expected it to be very modern and somewhat overrun by tourism. But to my surprise, it was peaceful, very hilly, and filled with interesting little surprises"