Authored by the Spanish and Portuguese state meteorology services, an 80-page PDF with a good range of temperature and precipitation data for the Iberian peninsular from 1971 to 2000 is downloadable here. This is a most welcome initiative at a time when national budgets are under severe pressure and Spain is additionally beset by regionalism to an extent that makes it difficult to get good quick overviews. The text is in Portuguese, Spanish, and generally good English. It’s a shame that copyright info is lacking–clear CC licensing would have enabled substantial improvements to Iberian, Spanish and Portuguese info, thus cutting a path through the wild growth of often poorly referenced and presented material elsewhere. (H/t La Cartoteca.)
- Barcelona’s lost metro stations
Estacions fantasmes del metro de Barcelona (via Dani@Altres Barcelones) has got some great contemporary photos, digital reconstructions and historical material. The one
- More evidence of increasing popularity of Spanish in Europe
And a quick trawl of Spanish collections of phonetic equivalents, the closest many of the natives get to learning a foreign
- Hotel chain adapting weather forecasts to client expectations on language basis?
Hotel Medium Confort on Travesera de Gracia, Barcelona has a little display device on the reception counter which tells you in
In the spelling carnival that is the only creative feature of Iberian nationalisms, the proponents of the creation of yet more
- Lorna’s Shorts
Lorna’s Shorts is a feed consisting of English summaries of Barcelona news which you can use for free on your website.