A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Semana Grande of Saint Jean-de-Luz,” 26 September 1969

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Semana Grande of Saint Jean-de-Luz,” 26 September 1969 »

27 Nov, 2022
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A Semana Grande in Saint Jean-de-Luz? In France? Mais oui! The Semana Grande of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a festival with a cultural purpose that outstrips the festivals in most Spanish cities on which it has been modeled. Saint-Jean-de-Luz in the Pay Basque is a French commune. And yet its ties to Spain is infinitely closer than its ties to France. The first Semana Grande of Saint-Jean-de-Luz was a commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the marriage of Louis XIV of France to the Spanish Infanta Maria Teresa. The tenth Semana Grande was a powerfully Spanish festival that wowed all those who came to attend.

BLACK FRIDAY or VIERNES NEGRO?

BLACK FRIDAY or VIERNES NEGRO? »

21 Nov, 2022
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Is Spain getting jaded about Black Friday so soon? There was a time, not so long ago, when embracing Good Friday was some sort of a mark of the cosmopolitan. Or at least a mark of someone who was open to new ideas.

SNAPSHOT: ART AND ANTIQUES ON THE EVE OF THE YEAR’S WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS!

SNAPSHOT: ART AND ANTIQUES ON THE EVE OF THE YEAR’S WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS! »

16 Nov, 2022
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FERIARTE 2022, the only ART & ANTIQUES FAIR in Spain: 12 - 20 NOVEMBER 2022

SPAIN’S LATEST EFFORT TO HELP UKRAINE DOWN RUSSIA

SPAIN’S LATEST EFFORT TO HELP UKRAINE DOWN RUSSIA »

18 Oct, 2022
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On the first week of October 2022, the Spanish Ministry of Defense sent a new land convoy of eight light vehicles, two ambulances and five tons of diverse medical material to Ukraine which were provided by the Army, the Navy, and the Military Emergency Unit (UME). The shipment will serve the logistical and health needs of Ukraine, considered by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense as the highest priority. Further shipments are scheduled in the next few days.

PLAZA ESPAÑA: IT WON’T BE THE FINAL LEG OF HISTORY’S FIRST GLOBAL JOURNEY

PLAZA ESPAÑA: IT WON’T BE THE FINAL LEG OF HISTORY’S FIRST GLOBAL JOURNEY »

5 Oct, 2022
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There's an ongoing party at the Plaza España in Madrid, the “La Hispanoamericana”. A festival of the cultures, gastronomies and artisanal traditions of the Spanish-speaking countries in the New World, along the (accidental) route of the first circumnavigation of the earth. In anticipation of Día de la Hispanidad. On 12 October 2022, the Día de la Hispanidad will burst forth into a very special celebration, marking as it does the quincentenary of The Circumnavigation.

PICASSO, PRESUMABLY THE GREATEST ANTI-WAR ARTIST OF ALL TIME, LIVES AGAIN!

PICASSO, PRESUMABLY THE GREATEST ANTI-WAR ARTIST OF ALL TIME, LIVES AGAIN! »

17 Sep, 2022
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The French Minister of Culture: "Picasso's work continues to exert a real fascination throughout the world, abundant, inventive and often radical. It never ceases to be reread, revisited and reinterpreted. This formidable posterity is what the 1973-2023 Picasso Celebration aims to explore, question and share with a new generation born in the 21st century."

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Alta Batik,” 20 May 1969

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Alta Batik,” 20 May 1969 »

13 Sep, 2022
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“Batik” is a complicated design-dyeing process that has been on the Fashion scene for over 2,000 years. The “número uno” rage in Paris and Rome for several seasons, the technique only just reached Madrid and has caught on so quickly that when Argentinian Inez Lezama Ovejero moved to the Spanish capital and went into the batik business she enjoyed immediate success.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPAIN–WHERE THE ACTION IS,” 19 May 1989

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPAIN–WHERE THE ACTION IS,” 19 May 1989 »

1 Sep, 2022
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In this new and wonderful decade (of the 1980s) in which we are living, where is Spain going? My country has undertaken throughout the past ten years a great effort to adjust itself to modernity. In twelve years, since the first free elections in 1977, Spain has undergone two gigantic transitions: the political and the economic.. we have established a democratic and constitutional political regime and carried out an economic minirevolution.

A SECOND OPINION: Experts say Climate Change Fueling Summer’s Extreme Weather

A SECOND OPINION: Experts say Climate Change Fueling Summer’s Extreme Weather »

30 Aug, 2022
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As summer wears on, and wildfires and heat waves hit Spain and the US, scientists claim that climate change is the cause. Evidence suggests that Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate. As sunflowers hail the height of summer, over 100 degrees F days continue with no rain in sight except for the occasional afternoon thunderstorm which brings little relief.

DON QUIXOTE TACKLES THE WINDMILLS OF JAPAN–WITH MUCH SUCCESS!

DON QUIXOTE TACKLES THE WINDMILLS OF JAPAN–WITH MUCH SUCCESS! »

21 Aug, 2022
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Spain-Japan relationship is not particularly close as to warrant a shrine to Spanish history, culture and tradition on Japanese soil. There lies the enigma of the Parque España--Shima Spain Village in the Mie Prefecture, a sprawling fun shrine that has been attracting local tourists for three decades now. A Land of Don Quixote that smacks delightfully of genuineness.