Sevillanadas has photoshopped back into place one of the Moorish city’s gates, demolished in 1868 by the same man who restored it twenty years earlier following a serious bout of generalised brotherly hate. Will it now be rebuilt?
- Barcelona vs Paris
John Carlin, in a rejig of chunks of a 2002 article in El País, says that Barcelona, not Paris, is now Telegraph readers’ favourite city (where are the stats?). This has taken a while coming – the NYT did a head-to-head a couple of months back – but still: ouch. Here’s a more interesting (Spanish) article …
- (illustration for previous post)
The scan below (100K) is of the front cover of Gil de Rusena’s El Memorialista Català, cited in the previous post. All I know of the artist, “Robert”, is that he worked for Salvador Bonavia and other publishers on a number of other books, including folklore collections. Bonavia’s old shop is just down the road from me at Tapineria 13, although I’m pretty sure it got demolished in the 60s when the authorities realised the potential worth to tourists of some rebuilt mediaeval walls.
- Home is where your head is
The Moors go ballistic
- A curious vertical axis wind turbine in 16th century La Mancha
But how did it work?