Valencia, the same city which in 2009, banned adverts promoting atheism on its buses, is now permitting ads for prostitution. No wonder they talk about the Berlusconiation of Valencian politics. Another example of the hypocrisy of the governing right-wing Catholic PP in the region. Image from El Público
And as my mate Glenn points out. “Valencia is very much the Achilles’ heel of the PP: corrupt, riddled with corruption, plagued by wasteful public spending projects which only benefit those who get the contracts. An ideal target for any socialist party that was not …corrupt, riddled with corruption and totally discredited. ¡Que no nos representan!”
Propoganda poster by Joan Miró. 1937. Help Spain. A translation into English ” ‘In the current conflict on the Facist side I see massive forces; on the other side are the people whose immense and creative resourcefullness will give Spain a vitality which will astonish the world.'”
Full version of Libertarias directed by Vincente Aranda about women militia fighters in the Spanish Civil War. Subtitled in English, Has a number of historical inaccuracies but worth watching for its excellent staging and atmosphere.
Interesting news that people are up in arms about the 8 wolves shot last month at the Cabárceno natural park/zoo… It’s a difficult decision but if you can’t let the wolves out into the wild and the captive population is too big for it’s confines then it seems to me the only option is culling… […]
Back in 2008 on the Iberia Nature forum we started a topic about the use of Diclofenac in Asia and, as the drug was about to be used in Europe, it stayed in the Spain sections rather than going in the “other places” boards… And it seems with good reason. If you fancy trawling through […]
Interesting news coming from Malaga province of Andalucia with the Caminito del Rey or “Kings path” almost about to reopen. The Caminito is famous to climbers and adrenalin junkies the world over after the death defying video was loaded onto you tube in 2009. The pathway was originally built over 100 years ago, pinned to […]
Well, it looks like the Tablas will be saved after all!, The mighty Coca Cola company are throwing their not inconsiderable weight behind the protection and future of these wetlands…. Do we think that Coca Cola can do a better job than 20 odd years of National Park status and hundreds of millions of […]
Today marks the beginning of the reintroduction of lynx in the central region of the Iberian Peninsula (Sierra Morena) by the LIFE+Iberlince program. This area of Spain is considered to be one the historic distribution areas for this species and the release zone has been selected for future populations with a lot habitat preparation work […]
If you happen to live near Falkirk (Scotland), my friend Christine Jones has organised what looks like a very interesting exhibition (until 20 April) inspired by Gerda Taro. Christine notes “Still Cause is a project and exhibition focused on the struggle for justice and recognition which is ongoing in Spain post-Franco, with the notions of […]
Jawaharlal Nehru, future first Prime Minister of India, visited Barcelona in June 1938. The photo above shows Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi, who also later became Indian Prime Minister, together with Catalan president Lluis Companys. See also India and the Spanish Civil War It was the Europe of 1938 with Mr. Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement in full swing […]
Grave of photographer Gerda Taro, Peré Lachaise cemetery, París. Taro came to Spain with Robert Capa in August 1936 and together they set out to depict the war and revolution. She was tragically killed when a republican armoured vehicle accidentally crushed her during a retreat in the Brunete battle on 26 July 1937. Found on […]
A fantastic new website about the spectacular Kings Path or the Caminito del Rey located at El Chorro in Malaga province, Andalucia. Written in English and packed with great information and history about the area. see more at www.caminodelrey.es
If you are thinking of traveling to Ronda in Spain then look no further than www.rondatoday.com Tourist information, a lot of history and essential guides to the area
Some great Wildlife Experiences here at Wilderness and Wildlife offering tailor-made holidays around the world. Superb wilderness and wildlife experiences for the discerning traveller. Destinations all around the world. Everything from Svalbard to Peru.
Activities Abroad Activities Abroad offers some great ideas. Hiking, huskies, snorkling, night canoeing, you name it.