Canfranc railway station in Aragon, Spain. Opened in 1928, it was the stunning centrepiece of the line between Béarn and Aragon, across the French-Spanish border. But in 1970 a runaway train destroyed a bridge on the French side. They decided not to rebuild it, and as a result the station was abandoned. Image Credit: Photograph […]
Since first collaborating in 2007, Spanish street art duo Pichi & Avo (previously) have created an intriguing blend of traditional graffiti and renderings of mythological figures influenced by ancient Greek sculpture. The precision, shading, and use of color is all that more impressive considering each piece is painted only with spray paint. Pichi & Avo […]
Justin Gardner is a professional photographer, specializing in event, still life and landscape photography. He captured the moment that Mother Nature upstaged a fireworks display with her very own “lightening” show. The Ibiza-based photographer captured this spectacular “man vs nature” moment, from his roof terrace in Figueretas during the Assumption of Mary Bank Holiday celebrations. […]
Manuel Roger is a talented self taught photographer based in Madrid, Spain, who specialises in producing beautiful shots of landscapes, windmills, sunsets, rural scenes and cloud photography. via Landscape Photography by Manuel Roger » Design You Trust. Design and Beyond..
Revelers run with Torrestrella’s fighting bulls along the Calle Estafeta during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) The history of the bullrunning in Pamplona is not clear. There is evidence of the festival from as far back as […]
A UNIVERSITY academic has brought the colourful world of Spanish graffiti art to North Staffordshire as part of his latest research. Sociologist Andy Zieleniec spent 10 months studying the vibrant paintings which adorn walls, shop shutters and other public spaces. He traveled to Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid for the project, talking to artists themselves and […]
A lone pedestrian shelters from the rain under an umbrella as he walks through the ancient entrance gate of the old city of Pamplona during a cold winter morning, in Northern Spain, Image Credit: Photograph by AP Photographer/Alvaro Barrientos. Source: Photos of the day — AP Images Spotlight
“Cinismo Ilustrado – El Espiritu de los cinicos“, some awesome creations of illustrator Eduardo Salles, who offers us beautiful slices of bitter cynicism through his minimalist posters… via Cinismo Ilustrado – Cynicism and minimalist illustrations | Ufunk.net.
Contributors: philoursmars, EricGrundhauser The yawning caves near the town of Zugarramurdi in northern Spain may not be covered in impressive rock formations, but the cavernous space has long been rumored to have been home to witchcraft and other pagan practices that were once the focus of the largest single witch trial in history. According to […]
Whilst in Barcelona recently, Kaiser Noir–historian, tour guide and co-organizer for the Barcelona Congress of Curious Peoples, and director of Kriminal Kabarett–took me on a special visit to the grim and fabulous Basilica of Saints Justus and Pastor. I asked Kaiser to write a brief post about the church and its entrancing shrine dedicated to […]