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Madrid: Light, Shade, Goya

Goya, I’m understanding your mystery.I see your country through your emotions.You who said that there is no need for color, only light and shade.  A man crossing a plaza in full sunwill have the crackle of sun around him,the scintillation of … Continue reading

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Spain with a Bang

“Spain is different,” the old advertising slogan goes. It’s true – the country has its own way of doing things. There can be something delirious about it, unmoored, seemingly irrational. Don Quixote was written here – Spain isn’t a slouch … Continue reading

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In Search of the Real Scapegoat

In Madrid, we are staying on the beautiful Plaza Santa Ana.  It’s an old working class neighborhood with vestiges of traditional bars, azulejos tiles on exterior walls, a theater trying to escape demolition.  On the west side of the square … Continue reading

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