It’s not just Spain that is cracking down on the re-dedication of buildings as temples and unregulated preaching.
I’ve been in a few mosques in Holland and in Barcelona (once, beer in hand, with a couple of Bangladeshis, to the concern of some of the faithful), and on aesthetic grounds as well as out of a concern for the common good there’s not one I wouldn’t happily see demolished and replaced by something of more practical utility to some and of less nuisance to others.
The same applies to a great number of churches here, many of which lost whatever grace they may have originally had in the conflagration of 1936. The Sagrada Familia would be significantly improved were it to fall at least partially into the hole being built to house the medium-speed train.
It’s difficult to conceive of figures with blue eyes and blond hair populating Gustav de Smeet’s Amsterdam. I think this is
- 56K pre-1600 ghits for inauthor:”Desiderius Erasmus” on Google Books
That’s a pretty big WTF.
Here, taken on this walk, is a shot of Mexican multinational Cemex‘s Sanson cement factory at Sant Feliu, where the Llobregat
- Yet another facking neo-Gothic historical thriller set in Barcelona
“En plena disputa per les obres de l’AVE, que amenacen amb danyar l’estructura de la Sagrada Família, Manuel Otaño, un sacerdot
Samir over at View from Fez says that around 100 kids die annually from scorpion bites in Morocco. They’re quite common