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Subida el 23 de febrero de 2017

Rafa Merelo Guervós


Granada la Bella

View from the Mirador de San Cristóbal,

with the Albayzín to the left and the Cathedral in the centre


MIRADOR DE LINDARAJA


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Blog de Jesús Lens


Angel Ganivet's town planning critique of Granada. He saw the city's natural and historic beauty threatened by the city developer-beasts.


Para embellecer una ciudad no basta crear una comisión, estudiar reformas y formar presupuestos; hay que afinar al público, hay que tener criterio estético, hay que gastar ideas.

[...]

Porque tengo para mí -y lo declaro en secreto- que en medio de esta oleada de vulgaridades que ha pasado y aun pasa sobre nosotros, si hubiéramos tenido dinero abundante para dar forma duradera a nuestras concepciones (para realizar nuestra esencia, que se dijo años atrás), hubiéramos dejado a nuestros descendientes motivos sobrados para que nos despreciaran.


Pero a veces ¡oh dolor! hay dinero.


Angel Ganivet. Granada la bella.

... y la bestia!

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Cableados

Monument to José Antonio Primo de Rivera (Since removed.). From Journalist Javier F. Barrera's blog.


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Laura

An inscription on the Cathedral wall in honour of Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera,

founder of the fascist Spanish Falange

Taken 21 June 2013

2019: 100 YEARS  since

 

  • Late April/early May 1919: Lorca moved to Madrid, with letters of recommendation from Fernando de los Ríos to the poet Juan Ramón Jiménez and Alberto Jiménez Fraud, director of the Residencia de Estudiantes

 

  • June 1919: Fernando de los Ríos is elected to the Cortes. In the following year, October 1920, he takes part in the Comintern meeting in Moscow, where he votes against Lenin’s concept of communism and the communist party.

 

  • 6 June 1919: Reads narrative poem with a theme similar to El Maleficio de la Mariposa to Gregorio Martínez Sierra, director of the Eslava theatre, and the actress, Catalina Bárcena in the Gardens of the Generalife. The play El Maleficio de la Mariposa is first performed in Madrid on 22 March 1920.

 

  • October 1919: Lorca returns to Madrid and takes up residence at the Residencia de Estudiantes,where he gets to know Luis Buñuel, José Bello, - and later Salvador Dalí

 

2019: 90 YEARS since

 

  • January 1929: La degollación de los inocentes was published in La Gazeta Literaria with an illustration by Dalí (the last collaboration between the two).
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  • Holy Week (28 March. Jueves Santo): Lorca takes part as a penitent in the Santa María de la Alhambra procession.

 

  • 29 April: Mariana Pineda is performed in Granada.

 

  • 5 May: Banquet in honour of Lorca and Margarita Xirgú on the occasion of the performance of Mariana Pineda in Granada.

 

  • 6 June: First showing of Dalí and Buñuel’s film Le chien andalou in Paris. (and le chien andalou is Lorca, of course).

 

  • 11 June: Travelling with Fernando de los Ríos, Lorca passes through Paris on his way to Southampton, via Oxford, and thence to New York.

 

  • 19 June: Sets sail for New York.

 

  • 16 August: Visits Philip Cummings at Eden Mills (Vermont). Lorca leaves a packet of papers with Cummings which contain a diatribe against “those working against him”, including Dali. Lorca asks Cummings to destroy them if anything happens to him; which, of course, it does and he does, in 1961.

 

  • 20 September: Returns to New York and takes up residence at John Jay Hall, Columbia University. In time for ...
  • October 1929: The Wall Street Crash

Pictures.

Top left:

El maleficio de la mariposa. Cover of Moon Magazine - see 6 June 1919

top right:

Lenin at the opening of the II Cominterm conference, 19 July 1920. State History Museum Moscow

Bottom left:

Scene from Le chien andalou - see 6 June 1929

bottom right:

Holy Week procession, Santa María de la Alhambra - 28 March 1929

 

 

24 February 2019