A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT MADRID’S CAFES OF OLD

A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT MADRID’S CAFES OF OLD »

17 Nov, 2021
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All that is most typical of Madrid is fast disappearing and only a few powerless die-hard madrileños seem to care. Among the fatalities are the old-time cafés, those congenial meeting-places where you could go, meet friends, talk art and politics and pleasantly idle away the hours sipping black coffee and cognac.

THE CHILDLIKE MAGIC OF JOAN MIRÓ

THE CHILDLIKE MAGIC OF JOAN MIRÓ »

20 Oct, 2021
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Miró: "I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music"

THE BATON GOES TO PARIS FOR AN OLYMPICS “FOR THE PEOPLE”

THE BATON GOES TO PARIS FOR AN OLYMPICS “FOR THE PEOPLE” »

9 Aug, 2021
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The French national anthem played as a filmed video took viewers to sumptuous sites in Paris. It was the apéritif of the coming Summer Olympics 2024. One could only hope that the accursed pandemic will just be a nightmare that will have been long forgotten by the time the Pairs Games come around – but for the lessons that will have been learned. In fact, that’s the mood and promise at the Eiffel Tower last Sunday.

WHAT PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT THE END OF THE LOCKDOWN

WHAT PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT THE END OF THE LOCKDOWN »

29 May, 2021
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Most of the respondents have supported the State of Alarm. Now that it has been wound up, they intend to uphold the pandemic protocols set by it on a voluntary basis. The minority, who were not in favor, call the State of Alarm unnecessary when not illegal, "an instrument to allow corrupt politicians and the Ibex 35 to do what they want with us."

RAFA NADAL SLAMS IT TO THE MAGIC 20!

RAFA NADAL SLAMS IT TO THE MAGIC 20! »

13 Oct, 2020
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On Sunday, 11 October 2020, the World’s Number 2 ATP player demolished Serbian Novak Djokovic, the World’s Number 1, in three straight sets at the Roland Garros final. As the Spanish national anthem resounded in the Philippe Chatrier court, tears of emotion glistened in the Spanish eyes. In his victory speech, Rafa Nadal said, "I never hide that I would love to finish my career being the player with more Grand Slams, no doubt about that. The records, of course, I care." About Roger Federer who got there first, he said, "We will see when we end our careers. I believe our rivalry is something beautiful."

THE KING OF CLAY: ¡VAMOS, RAFA!

THE KING OF CLAY: ¡VAMOS, RAFA! »

10 Jun, 2019
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On this mild Sunday, 9 June 2019, the combatants at the Roland Garros men’s final started off evenly matched. But when all is said and done, Dominic Thiem was playing his second ever Grand Slam final against Refa Nadal’s up till then 17 final wins!  And even though he became the first player to win a set against the Spaniard in a French Open final since 2014, that was hardly enough to topple the King of Clay from his throne

LOST IN TRANSLATION: Traveling to a Country Without Knowing the Language

LOST IN TRANSLATION: Traveling to a Country Without Knowing the Language »

11 Jun, 2018
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After the hurdles my friend and I overcame, I don’t think I was really able to enjoy Paris. I couldn’t properly communicate with the people or understand many of the words aroun me. I’ve realized that although traveling to a country without knowing the language may seem exciting, it can be extremely frustrating.

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S VERY SPECIAL DAY IN MAY

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S VERY SPECIAL DAY IN MAY »

17 May, 2018
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So crucial was the Schuman Declaration to Europe that in 1985 the European Council decided to designate the 9th of May as Europe Day, an annual celebration of the peace and unity that the Declaration stands for, in a region that used to be the sorry scene of unremitting armed conflict

MACRON DOUSES LE PEN’S DREAMS OF AN UNRAVELED EUROPE

MACRON DOUSES LE PEN’S DREAMS OF AN UNRAVELED EUROPE »

8 May, 2017
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He walked up to the podium for his victory speech not to the sound of “La Marseillaise” but of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, the anthem of Europe! Vive l'Union Européenne!

MADRID LONDON BREXIT

MADRID LONDON BREXIT »

6 Nov, 2016
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If ever some of the companies would evacuate London, Madrid and other European cities will be there to welcome them with open arms