One of the main draws of the city of Barcelona – as well as the fact that it’s a buzzing city with a beach – is the architecture of Gaudí. Antoni Gaudí was born in 1852 and his work is visible throughout the city. His approach to design set him apart from many of his more traditional contemporaries, reflected in his use of nature as a source of inspiration. His focus on colour, often in the form of mosaic tiles, brings the city to life and gives it a unique vibrancy as you stroll around it. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >
Benicassim Festival 2012 is only a Happy Monday or a Gallagher brother short of being a Manchester special. Recently reformed headliners New Order and The Stone Roses are joined at this 4 day music festival by fellow Mancunian’s Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and the Buzzcocks in a line-up that also includes Florence + The Machine, Bob Dylan and Justice.
Three hundred and three thousand art lovers took time to visit the acclaimed exhibition ‘Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape‘ at the Tate Modern this year. But now you have a chance to see that exhibition in Barcelona, Catalonia, the Eastern coastal region of Spain where Miro lived, and loved. Where he convalesced from a dark depression and rallied against dictator Francisco Franco during and after the Spanish Civil War. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >