City Spy: Barcelona

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Monday 9 September 2013

Tapas bars, nightclubs, the best sangria you’ve ever tasted, tapas bars, the beach, boutiques, tapas bars, mellow hipsters and did we mention the tapas bars? Barcelona basks in the Mediterranean sunlight by day; after dark, it becomes a nocturnal wonderland where things don’t even look lively before 9pm. Barcelona is famous for its nightlife, but […]

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In Spanish town, offending dog owners get their dog’s poop delivered to doorstep

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By Low Lai Chow in News on Tuesday 16 July 2013

To get dog owners to clean their dog’s act up, Brunete, a small town 20 miles of Madrid, recruited a patrol team of 20 to pick up dog poop when their owners didn’t. They then went on to label the poop ‘Lost Property’ and coolly couriered the stinky substance back to the owner’s home. In […]

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City Spy: Spotlight on Seville, from an insider’s perspective

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Tuesday 23 April 2013

A city that starts the day with a pre-breakfast snack and ends it with sherry and flamenco can do no wrong by us. Seville’s tapas alone (garlicky prawns, wine-soaked chorizo, whisper-thin serrano ham and defiantly peppery cheeses) merits a flight here.

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Ethereal photography by Dublin-based Diego Meijido

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By J. Cooper in New Photography on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Diego Meijido retouched some work for me a while back and, frankly, his new site via the Cargo platform deserves the eyes of the world. Originally from Spain and now based in Dublin (via the UK), Meijido’s work has an ethereal quality to it, evoking a state of reverie for the viewer. I’ve seen the […]

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Love Your Friends, Hate Politicians: new single from The Suicide of Western Culture

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By The Suicide Of Western Culture in New Music on Sunday 3 March 2013

We released our second album this month. Check out our new video and single, Love Your Friends, Hate Politicians, which was filmed and produced by ACTOP (Alvaro P. Posadas and director César Pesquera) and shot between Barcelona and New York.

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The Temps de Flors: an annual flower show in Girona, Spain

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Thursday 28 February 2013

Miquel del Pozo’s Temps de Flors in Girona, Spain, is a flower show held every year in the Barri Vell neighborhood. The beautiful flower exhibition transforms architecture and monuments in the city into works of art. This exhibition highlights the beauty and culture of this Catalonian city.

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Callejera: photography by Kanno Filth

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By Darwin Cosico in New Photography on Thursday 10 January 2013

Sometimes simple is better. I think it’s the reason why these photos have grabbed my attention. They were taken by Kanno Filth, a photographer from A Coruña, Spain. There’s not a lot of information about him, other than he prefer people to know his work rather than knowing about him. You can find more of his work here.

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Punto y Raya: the Spanish Festival of Dots and Dashes

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By The Suicide Of Western Culture in New Events on Thursday 13 December 2012

Punto y Raya is a unique festival that allows only works made from dots and dashes. It may seem too specific, but if we look a little back in time – the history of images in motion – one realizes that they are the most basic form of visual building blocks. Look at Larry Cuba, Norman […]

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Borondo: fine street art out of Spain

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By Wyatt Mills in New Art on Tuesday 4 December 2012

I’ve noticed lately that people are confusing the term ‘street art’ with ‘graffiti’. I think it’s a necessary reminder for us all to take a look at the work of Borondo, a street artist based in Spain. He focuses on painterly, large scale figurative works that absorbs and interacts with their environment.

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The Festival of Near Death Experiences

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By Samantha Chalker in New Events on Tuesday 30 October 2012

La Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme, or the Festival of Near Death Experiences, makes an absolute mockery of La Tomatina and Running with the Bulls on the scale of crazy experiences and culture. Just like the name suggests, the event recognises individuals that came freakishly close to kicking the bucket during the year that’s gone by.

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Photo series on Spain’s failed urban development

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By Soraia Martins in New Photography on Wednesday 25 July 2012

Marcel Redondo is a photographer based in Bilbao. He recently shot a photo series about Spain’s failed urban development called, Spanorama, Building Spain’s Ruins. These photos portray the structures that have been affected by the economic crisis and didn’t find their way to completion, as well as the ones that did but still empty.

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40,000 people, one giant tomato fight

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By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Saturday 21 July 2012

An agreeable mass food fight in public. This is the Spanish fest La Tomatina, which takes place in the small town of Buñol, Valencia on the last Wednesday of August every year. Last year, tens of thousands of tomato revellers turned up to fling 120 tons of overripe tomatoes at each other. Just so you might want to turn up for this year’s, we found a particularly persuasive photo gallery from The Huffington Post that might get you all psyched up for this veggie-friendly blood bath.

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Another Lover: a video directed by Eva Vazquez de Reoyo

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By Scott Rudd in Video on Tuesday 8 May 2012

Eva Vazquez de Reoyo is an amazing director and photographer from Barcelona. Her images are extremely poetic and often surreal. Take a look at her work, it really speaks for itself.

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The Cruces de Mayo festival in Cordoba, Spain

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By Donna Wilson in Cool Travel on Friday 30 March 2012

The May Crosses Festival (Cruces de Mayo) is celebrated in many parts of the world, but Cordoba has the most famous celebration. We spent the day walking the town and visiting the private gardens and patios of the residents of Cordoba who decorate them especially for the public. A truly authentic experience [watch a video about it below].

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Creative video concepts by Watergun

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By Monika Christodoulou in New Film on Thursday 29 March 2012

I met one of the Watergunners a few weeks ago. This is an incredible creative team consisting of four members – cinematographers and graphic designers – who come from Spain and London and create the most simple but also rare thing these days: amazing videos.

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