Tag Archives: Andalusia

The spanish Snow White

9 Oct

We don’t know why but the old and famous story of Snow White is extremely popular this year. Hollywood studios have already released two very different takes on the story this year alone (and we didn’t like them so much, truth should be said).

Now, directly from Spain comes likely the most surreal and risky interpretation of the story in the film: ‘Blancanieves’. We love the synopsis from the film’s website:

BLANCANIEVES is a gothic melodrama inspired by the Brothers´ Grimm tale. Once upon a time there was a little girl who had never met her mother, and she grew up being hated by her evil stepmother. She learned her father’s art, a famous bullfighter, and one day she ran away to become a legend. Set in 1920s south of Spain, BLANCANIEVES is a tribute to silent films.

We have to admit that we LOVED the movie. We felt touched and fascinated with this free version of the story. For us, the main factors of this success are the following:

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So long and thanks for all the fish (A dolphin’s Tale)

5 Jun

One of our All-time-favourite songs is ‘So long and thanks for all the fish’. We discover it in the opening of “A hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” (best part of the movie from far). This marvelous song tell us the terrible story of how dolphins fleed from planet Earth because of an upcoming crisis.

Everyday we read at the newspapers lots of bad news of spanish financial situation, and our great fear is that dolphins leave us too!!. That would be just too bad.

Sing with us!:

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The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

7 Dec

The Alhambra, is a palace and fortress complex located in the Granada, AndalusiaSpain. It was constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city of Granada.

The Alhambra’s Moorish palaces were built for the last Muslim Emirs in Spain and its court, of the Nasrid dynasty. After the Reconquista(reconquest) by the Reyes Católicos (“Catholic Monarchs”) in 1492, some portions were used by the Christian rulers. The Palace of Charles V, built by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor in 1527, was inserted in the Alhambra within the Nasrid fortifications. After being allowed to fall into disrepair for centuries, the Alhambra was “discovered” in the 19th century by European scholars and travelers, with restorations commencing. It is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country’s most significant and well knownIslamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions. The Alhambra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the inspiration for many songs and stories.

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