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Defying Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Inspiration of Mose Cafe Throughout the Years Throughout the years of taking photos and being able to share my enthusiasm for photography, I have never had such an emotional response to an image as I have to one black and white photograph I took over 20 years ago. During this time, I was just an…

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Holy Week: How Easter is Celebrated in Spain

  While Americans dress up in their finest, go to church, share a family meal, paint Easter eggs and then hunt for them, Spaniards celebrate this time much differently. Forty days before Easter Sunday, Spaniards give up eating meat on Fridays as well as prepare and ramp up their drum playing until the final week of…

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Barça vs. Real Madrid

    Just yesterday, I was walking in Ensanche when I intersected the path of two young families. The sun was shining for the first time in weeks, there was a light breeze and I could feel the last remnants of winter. I was happy. There was a little boy around three-years-old grinning as he grabbed…

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Revisitación Las Bodas de Isabel 2013

Lori Needleman´s Pregón: 15 de febrero 2013 Mujeres y hombres de Teruel, gentes que llegáis de todos los puntos del Reino y aun de más lejos, en nombre de la Villa os doy la bienvenida a las Bodas de Isabel de Segura, para vivir de cerca la mayor historia de amor que jamás haya sido contada.…

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Memories of Vernazza

  The Little Italian Village That Could: With the long winter lingering, my memories return to a quick jaunt from Spain to Italy last summer. Having visited Italy in the past, my favorite traveling companion and I decided this time to venture to Cinque Terre, which consists of five little picturesque villages on the northwestern part of…

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Plethora of Festivals

What are your Favorite Festivals in Spain? Spain has a plethora of festivals. Almost every weekend there´s something being celebrated. Through exploration and with the participation of guest writers, we will explore and learn about each region´s customs and festivals. Join us on this journey… Popular Festivals January 6th: El Día de Los Reyes Magos (The…

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How to Spend Christmas in Spain

Merry Christmas! Nothing quite compares to walking the streets of 5th Avenue in Manhattan or the Miracle Mile in Chicago at Christmas time. With a plethora of lights and ornaments adorning the grandiose trees, shopping centers filled with people gift-buying and the fancy celebrations, it’s a magical time. So how does a Spanish Christmas compare? To…