GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SUMMING UP THE SPANIARDS, AN ACCOUNT OF HOW SOME FAMOUS TRAVELLERS HAVE SEEN SPAIN,” 3 OCTOBER 1969 — (4) Barbers, Bandits, Bulllfighters & Beautiful Women »
Brenan sees Spain's waiters one of the most striking and representative of the country. They move with the ballet dancer's precision and operatic air. So are the barbers in their own way. A most favorite subject is the bullfight, said by some to be a barbarous and pagan left-over from the days of the Romans. But not Hemingway who finds it complex and compelling. And there are the women. Dumas: "There so many beautiful women along the Prado that only a plain woman is remarkable." As numerous in the travellers' mind are the bandits, thinking Spain is full of them.
Contrary to most of the stereotypes linked with Spain, most countries see the Spaniards as tolerant, reliable, democratic, pacifist, honest, strong, humanitarian and hard-working!
“Something so sad is turning into something so beautiful and great; it is making us love our brother, our friends and our country more.”
“I’m back in Madrid, the city where I found myself. The city I adore. I’m back for good”
"I could talk endlessly about the beauty of Madrid , its architecture and all that it offers. But what struck me the most about the city was its atmosphere"
“When Spain woke up on Friday morning and found that the UK was leaving the EU, they were so shocked you’d think it was a personal blow”