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March Madness

March. What the hell did I ever do to you?

Don’t get me wrong, the month of March began like a fairytale. My boyfriend Chris was here visiting me from across the world, and seeing him on a daily basis made my heart beat happily. 616 more words

This Week in Spanish Civil War History – Week 35/36/37: 12 March – 2 April 1937

March 12

The Republicans are finally in a position to launch an offensive. A midday offensive sees 100 Soviet Rata and Chato fighter planes launched along with two squadrons of larger Katiuska bombers, which have arrived from Albacete. 1,207 more words

Spanish Civil War

Basque Pintxos - Spring Treat in Bilbao

Bilbao – what a magnificent surprise! Small enough to explore on foot, this great city is the perfect energy boost in the spring time! Obviously, the Guggenheim museum is the magnet and was the catalyst for Bilbao’s great metamorphosis from an industrial city (“El Botxo”, meaning the hole due to the heavy shipbuilding and steel industry), to a cultural, culinary and architectural heaven. 329 more words


Bangkok building takes architecture to new heights

Meandering around central Bangkok recently, I kept seeing from different angles a startling building nearing completion.  It arrested me from every point of view, and it is as memorable to me as the Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. 282 more words


A walk from Sope to Barika

This year, the St. Patrick’s Day celebration aftermath went into Sunday.

And there is no better way to get yourself moving and out for some fresh air than to go for a hike along the coast. 291 more words


The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

On our way across northern Spain we drove through Bilbao, the home of the Guggenheim Museum.  We had several hours to spend exploring this extraordinary contemporary building. 273 more words