The Season of Rebirth starts this coming Sunday, 25 March 2018
¡Oh Cuba! A lorcan, flamenco and Cuban show that pays tribute to the short but unforgettable visit to Havana of murdered Granada poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca after his much-publicized stay in New York (1929-1930). “Cuba is paradise,” he wrote to his mother. “If I get lost, look for me in Cuba or Andalusia.”
In spring, the almond blossom competes in brilliance against the snow-crested peaks beyond. Suddenly, like a pencil line sharply delimiting the green lushness of this veritable oasis, the earth turns ochre-arid, supporting only the hardy olive. This is the presence and imagery that permeates the verse of its best-loved son and barb, Federico García Lorca: the viento verde of the undulating corn, long solitary walks through melancholy rain-filled afternoons, y el fondo un campo de nieve…home of the poet.
The silence is heavy with the presence of so much life in this household, by all accounts filled with voices, laughter and music. What conversations did Federico enjoy here with his sisters and his musical and literary friends? The poet himself was an accomplished pianist and Manuel de Falla was certainly among the most assiduous visitors here. There is the unavoidable feeling that everyone has stepped out, and will be back in a few minutes.
We were a cacophony of mostly female voices shouting our defiance to the heavens. And we dared the world not to listen.
The Emerald Isle is calling!
Hundreds of thousands (others reckon millions) took to the streets in protest marches across Spain for women's equal place under the sun! Within the protest framework was an irresistibly festive ambience that only the Spaniards could carry off
As far as AGE goes, there are two things to remember: "You are as young as you feel" and "Be careful what you wish for"
Nothing like a global tourism convention from the world tourism guru, Spain!
You cannot call yourself a true connoisseur of Madrid's lifestyle if you haven't been introduced to the charming market that takes place at Museo Ferrocaril close to Paseo de Delicias. It is an old train station that gets transformed into a vibrant market every second weekend of the month. It's the Mercado de Motores