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Archive for October, 2013

Light in Art and Science from the Islamic world

Friday, October 25th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12327" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Sunlight shines on the wall of the Hospital de los Venerables in Seville, where this exhibition is being held."] [/caption] No civilization left a more profound and lasting legacy in Andalucia than the Moors. From exquisite art and architecture, to advanced scientific and philosophical concepts, and even ...

Mr Portillo, Mr Henderson, a railway, and some first-class nosh

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12257" align="aligncenter" width="515" caption="One of the rural train stations which Mr Henderson's Railway from Algeciras to Bobadilla still serves, over 100 years later."] [/caption] This is a story about a railway. Not on the Island of Sodor, but in the valleys of Ronda. Just over a century ago, the Gibralteños ...

Pick olives and make your own oil!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12082" align="aligncenter" width="218" caption="Cortijo Espiritu Santo is one of the olive estates where you see the olive oil being made, and stay on the farm"] [/caption] This new idea, from Oleotour Jaen, brings together seven almazaras (olive oil mills) in the province, one of which is Cortijo Spiritu Santo near ...

Noche en Blanco Seville 2013

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_12053" align="aligncenter" width="408" caption=" Noche en Blanco is a night of cultural events and activities on Friday 4 October"]