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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2008, 11:06 AM »
Greetings SueMac and Nick and All,
There's an amazing story in there which includes at least two other women - Concepción Arenal, a prison reformer, and Victoria Kent, who continued Arenal's work and who, curiously, fell out with Campoamor by opposing immediate universal suffrage on the grounds that women of the day in Spain did not have enough access to education to form their own opinions and would therefore vote for whoever the priests told them to, with her famous (prescient) speech in Congreso (which at that time only had three diputadas, including Campoamor and Kent) on the occasion of voting the 1931 constitution: "hasta que transcurran unos años y vea la mujer los frutos de la República y la educación" - two years later, both Campoamor and Kent lost their seats to the rightwing majority. Ironies of politics.

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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2008, 11:11 AM »
Greetings alfredo and All,
What's the betting that it soon overtakes the Alhambra as the most-visited monument in Spain ...  >:D

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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2008, 11:25 AM »
Greetings alfredo and Nick and All,
Re. alfredo's carriage,

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Las fotos trucadas de Franco y Hitler
La agencia Efe muestra la manipulación de las imágenes del encuentro de Hendaya en 1940

C. E. C. - Madrid - 17/10/2006

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espana/fotos/trucadas/Franco/Hitler/elpepiesp/20061017elpepinac_19/Tes

http://www.elpais.com/fotografia/espana/izquierda/fotografia/tomada/estacion/Hendaya/derecha/foto/distribuida/imagenes/pegadas/Franco/Hitler/elpfotnac/20061017elpepinac_8/Ies/
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2008, 17:37 PM »
Thanks Sue Mac - good idea

Sounds interesting Alfredo, yes please!
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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2008, 22:51 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2008, 01:55 AM »
Thanks Alfredo,

A ver...
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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2008, 21:04 PM »
Must say I'm enjoying my little holiday away from the beasts and wilds of Spain

Not everyone's cuppa perhaps:

http://iberianature.com/spain_culture/culture-and-history-of-spain-b/la-banda-trapera-del-rio/
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« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2008, 21:17 PM »
Hola Nick

They look and sound pretty Wild to me  :dancing:
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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2008, 22:31 PM »
Nick
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Spanish Civil War Tours in Barcelona
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A guide to the environment, climate, wildlife, & nature of Spain
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« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2008, 18:03 PM »
Greetings Nick, alfredo and All,
Playing with fire, there, Nick - if the Technopatlets discover you haven't included  Ska-P by the time they make it down to Grazalema, they'll 'ave yer guts fer whatchamallits and roast the rest of you over that campsite fire or whatever the local landowner has in its place (probably one of those horrendous bombonas connected to a supermarket grill).

Ska-P, (pronounced in Spanish - geddit?) for those of you whose only reference to Spain's musical side is Julio Ig., is/was a highly successful ska-punk band with anarchist leanings, and whose sharp-tongued and critical lyrics (with some witty punning when the theme allowed for humour) dealt with issues specifically related to contemporary Spain - unemployment, bullfighting, corrupt local politicians, the Church, the monarchy, as well as more general interest stuff such as human rights (including child soldiers, capital punishment), animal rights, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, etc.

The Technopatlets, at the time aged 6 & 9, were of course very worried that their old man would freak out - 'cos their older cousins were prohibited from playing Ska-P in their respective houses - and at the beginning only let me listen to the few songs that didn't contain palabrotas (En. anyone?). We ended up going the farewell concert together a couple of years later - a live gig that Technopat can honestly say was the best he has ever been to - and that includes having been to dozens of supergroup and superstar concerts in his heyday.

Regs.,
Technopat
Even Mrs Tp was impressed, but I suspect her interest was more professional than anything else ...
« Last Edit: January 25, 2008, 18:07 PM by Technopat »
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« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2010, 21:24 PM »
Greetings All,
For want of a better place to post this* - I have vague memories of Simon & I exchanging comments recently regarding an iberianatureforum who's who, but search didn't bring anything up -  and although some of us did make a tentative start way back (http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php?topic=1033.msg9778#msg9778), it came to nought (naught?).

*any objections top setting up a thread devoted to Honorary iberianatureforumers, i.e. Spaniards who are not actually members but because of merit in their particular field deserve to be  :technodevil:

B. that as it m. (Sp. anyone?), just heard on the radio that Enrique Morente has died this afternoon, and while flamenco isn't really my cup o' tea,* there's no denying the chap's importance in Spain's cultural life over the last few decades. RNE's Radio Clásica will devote their midnight slot to him tonight, for those of you who missed this evening's "dedicatoria" on Radio 5's "Ojo Crítico"...

**as part of my attempt to blend in, I do try to make an effort to "understand" it, or "feel" it, and I must admit that listening to José Mercé, especially, and Enrique Morente's daughter, Estrella Morente, does sort of stir up something inside me somewhere. Not quite sure waht, but as their stuff isn't quite as "pure" as the real stuff, it's more easily assimilated.

I'm-outta-here regs.,
Technopat

El País by the way: "mala follá (granaína)" (En. anyone?)
« Last Edit: December 13, 2010, 21:40 PM by Technopat »
Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also:
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