What does this Ferrari LaFerrari three days ago in Barcelona?
If you live in Barcelona three days ago you may hear a rumble through the streets. If not found out where it came from one of the options is this: the roar of a LaFerrari. And what did this ‘supercar‘ walking around the old city? He was promotional filming.
After discovering the first images of the new model last July, the new LaFerrari probably be presented at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. And for this reason the brand is preparing all graphic and audiovisual material to do well handsome in advertisements and promotional catalogs.
The LaFerrari toured several areas of Barcelona, as the Forum area, circling behind a blackMercedes ML color images recorded moving car.
What is special controversial paintings of Sijena?
MNAC museum Barcelona
Pieces of art of great pictorial importance have been the protagonists in recent weeks in a dispute over ownership of the same between Aragon and Catalonia and culminating in a trial that started this week. The judge will determine the final ownership of some paintings that carry more than 70 years in Barcelona whose origin is in the Monastery of Sijena, a small village in the province of Huesca.
The works of Byzantine influence, are an important iconographic significance. “They are the masterpiece of Spanish style painting 1200, an advanced period is between the end of the Romanesque and early Gothic art,” says Jordi Camps, head curator of Medieval Art National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), where these frescoes are exposed today.
Fall of Man and Sin
The frescoes were located in the arches of the monastery, explained the Old Testament, with the representation of man’s fall and sin. On the inside you can see very accurate of the ancestors of Christ as “a link between the old and new testament” portraits, Camps said, recalling that there is a tendency of this medieval art movement to the “individualization of the characters “where the drama is the protagonist.
Due to the fire that devastated the religious building in August 1936, during the Civil War, most of wall paintings were lost, although it has been partially preserved wall on the south side, where the flagellation of Christ is represented, His crucifixion and resurrection of the same. Also noteworthy is the presence of animals and monsters in different fresh. “They act as margins of manuscript illumination and no links with the English model that prevailed at that time”
It has opened its doors in its traditional location on Passeig de Gràcia, where it will remain until next October 4th
The magic was installed today at the 64th Book Fair Attempt Barcelona Ancient and Modern, which opened its doors in its traditional location on Passeig de Gràcia, where it will remain until next October 4th.
The 64th edition of the Fair was inaugurated with an opening speech by historian Josep Fontana, read in his absence by his editor, Gonzalo Pontoon, while the painter Ramon Aguilar is the author of the poster for this year.
The exhibition of the fair, dedicated to magic and circus paper, collect a large sample with posters, games, books, brochures, stickers and all kinds of printed material on these two worlds.
Visitors can walk along the Passeig de Gràcia, between Plaza de Catalunya and Carrer Consell de Cent, the 33 exhibitors this year, as every year, offering old and rare books and used books prices affordable.
Before placing a plaque dedicated to Fontana at the monument to the book, Pontoon has read the proclamation written by the historian in which Fontana showed his personal passion for books with a bold statement: “books are not dead things “.
During the opening speech, Fontana recalled the beginnings of his library and how it has grown over the years, “with little treasures and discover hidden stories that teach us about the past, present and future.”
He ended his speech with an appeal to the search of personal taste in literature to enjoy this world ..
Places like hiking center, a shop, a cafe or a civic center containing the remains of the Roman colony of Barcino
The Bàrcino´s hidden wall
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The Roman fort, built between the IV centuries BC and AD is still visible on the walls more unexpected. The old Barcino is still visible in the streets of the city, but it is also inside some buildings. A small tour of Old Town makes time travel possible, up to 2,000 years ago, when Barcelona was a small Roman colony and strengthened through a wall that endures despite the years.
Street Avignon Ramblers Association Ethnography and Folklore (AEEF) is the only place in which you can enter the wall between the fortress built in the first century BC to delimit the city and built in the fourth century AD more robust defense. In the Middle Ages it was common to make openings in the wall and remove the debris that filled the space between the two walls to expand housing.
Thus, through the AEEF can access the inside of the towers 52 and 53 of the fortification and even sat with them, because there are tables, chairs and a fireplace. One of the club members, Alfred Llorea, began to crush the wall in 1957 because he suspected would find the wall. The works were finished in 1987, and currently the site can be visited on weekdays (except Thursdays) from 19 to 21 hours, making a reservation.
Call street clothes shop with a sign invited to see the Roman walls. Inside the venue, just between testers and hanger, you can admire a majestic tower section. Even you can see a piece of spine, evidence that the construction of the wall pieces often took advantage of other buildings. A few feet away, on the street of New Bathrooms, cafe modernist Farm also retains a wall in the dining room at the time.
The Mercer Hotel Barcelona, located in the Lledó, has the privilege of being able to enforce them meetings in a Roman tower, number 28. It is very well preserved, and often becomes a dining room. The restaurant and bar area are also flanked by the wall of the fourth century AD, and the library is based on the old walkway, linking all the towers. In fact, it is still visible very clearly the entrance to the tower number 29.
The Civic Center Courtyard Lemon Street Regomir hides some remains unbeatable.
Due to an expansion of the center, public baths of Barcino were revealed. The sailors and travelers they could bathe before entering the city, which acceded to the Sea Gate, also visible from the center of the exhibition hall, the Hall of Ruins. It was a step back for pedestrians has been restored as it was. Other remains have undergone changes throughout history, such as the adjacent section of the wall, where you can clearly see a fireplace. The space is managed by the Barcelona City History Museum and can be visited with the accompaniment of a volunteer who also offers historical information.