A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Horrific Changes”, 17 January 1969

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Horrific Changes”, 17 January 1969 »

25 Jul, 2022
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“'The Madrid of the Future'” is a subject which I prefer not to contemplate until I have lowered several stiff slugs of coñac. As the oldest surviving foreign resident in the Spanish capital, I´ve seen some horrific changes here, man, boy and fossil. When I first arrived, the wheel hasn't been invented yet but come 2001 and the whole peninsula will be undermined by 100 layers of underground car parks. The Moorish tourists demanded hot and cold running fountains, and the good old Las Ventas Plaza de Toros is slated to become the Monumental Platillo Volante de Toros. . . "

New Age Spain: Motocross in Las Ventas?

New Age Spain: Motocross in Las Ventas? »

30 Jul, 2019
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I just happened to catch it on TV: They were holding a motocross spectacular event in the Las Ventas Bullring in Madrid! The crowd was oohing and ahhing over the head-over-heels jumps and stunts the riders were exhibiting. Maybe Las Ventas will have another motocross exhibition in the future for you all to check out! In the States, dirt biking is the rage. In fact, anything to do with mechanical mayhem is very, very popular. That includes Monster Trucks. The trucks do their best to smash themselves to pieces and the spectators roar.

GOURMET’S CHOICE: RECIPE FOR RABO DE TORO

GOURMET’S CHOICE: RECIPE FOR RABO DE TORO »

12 May, 2017
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Ravishing recipe for four people. ¡Viva la Fiesta de San Isidro!

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bulls”, 13 June 1986

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Bulls”, 13 June 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

MADRID’S OLYMPIC DREAM

MADRID’S OLYMPIC DREAM »

1 Apr, 2013
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Madrid 2020 Summer Olympic Bid logo

MADRID’S OLYMPIC DREAM Third Time Lucky?

 

by Rose Maramba –

Madrid