No more hotel occupancy rate in Barcelona, but what it is like to tell their secrets
Of the hotels in the city in which it resides is usually know only the facade. It is true that some establishments now advertise the drink on the terrace, but what they offer are expressly views over the city, not a voyeur trip to their daily intimacy. It is actually not usually have much to teach, because the manual use of a hotel, is in Ourense, in Ottawa or in Odessa, is usually always the same, except in the case of Axel, the business since 2003 preaches gospel of LGBT in Barcelona at the intersection of the streets of Aribau and Consell de Cent. Walter Burns, editor of the Examiner in The Front, claimed resounding “no one reads the second paragraph” in the news. This time would be wrong not to.
The Axel is, unless the director of another hotel in Barcelona lift your finger and say otherwise, setting the highest occupancy rate in the city. In 2014, the average was 94%. High, no doubt. But honestly, what makes a hetero crossing the gateway of the building is keep an eye on customer log book, bored as a mass, but prying into the unusual, discover how codes may be different homosexual behavior of society. And there are, first, the three cards that customers can hang on the outside doorknob. In the common hotel only two. The known Please, make up my room, where are the towels on the floor and the bed to do, and Do not disturb, so when you sleep soundly or whatever. Axel is an explicit third Disturb me, as if the client was a pastry room with its label lewiscarrolliano eat me.
Look more hetero cause with astonishment the showers available in the hotel’s architecture. They are, accordingly, in the rooms, but they are glazed, so the shower, if desired, can be an act of display visible from the rest of the hotel. If you want privacy, just close the venetian blind.
These two details, cards and showers are perfect to go to the serious, to the days when Juan Julia, owner of Axel, sought credit from banks to carry out his project, because he sensed that uncomfortable for you passing the gay couples when asking for a double bed in classic hotels was in a city with an international reputation for tolerance, a safe investment if you put remedy. The father of the Wright brothers, the pioneers of the aircraft, it is recalled that it was sometimes the greatest of skeptics regarding the plans of his sons, Wilbur and Orville. “Man will never fly, because that is reserved for the angels.”
Bishop Milton Wright was. Maybe that apology in part a lack of faith in science. That gives both. It is irrelevant because that episode was in 1903, 100 years before the Axel will fly, and thus serves to applaud in a row to all those who supported Juliá plan as extravagant.
After 12 years, they have (this is not firsthand) that terrace pool parties are proverbial. The grace of never having been in one of them is that you can work with complete creative freedom brain lobe of the imagination, is where the fold is, and so assume that this is more stroke, brushstroke least one of those paintings hyperrealistic Terry Rodgers, a specialist in still lifes a sort of human sexuality that are worth knowing. The pity is that there are no exposed his works in Spain. The hall of Axel would be a great place for it. Enough said, Julia.
This tour straight through the chronologically first LGBT city hotel could end here, as a simple work “chafardería”. It would be a mistake. In his own way, and it is only an opinion, Axel is the modern version of the militant Front d’Alliberament Gai de Catalunya and the fight against homophobia. Barcelona, in this field, and has little to envy to Berlin or San Francisco, live and let live. Communion is so remarkable that Axel is advertised in the world as a hetero hotel, so that a quarter of the customers are not gay. It looks like showering with closed shutters.
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