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‘The police didn’t see Deen as a victim despite blood pouring out of his head’

One August evening, in Brue Close, a housing estate in Weston-super-Mare, police and emergency services were called to No 39. Two police cars, a police van, a dog and several officers arrived. They saw a crowd of hostile white adults, “an angry mob” and a middle-aged black man standing in his front …

Alhambra

As one of Spain’s most high-profile attractions, the Alhambra can draw up to 6000 daily visitors. Tickets sell out quickly so to avoid disappointment it pays to book ahead, either online or by phone. Note that when you buy a ticket you’ll be given a time to enter the Palacios Nazaríes, admission to …

Spain: Tips for Planning Travel to Spain

<b>Tips for Planning Travel to Spain</b><p>These tips are for first time travelers to Spain. Many seem obvious, but one is always surprised at questions new …

Plaza de Espana, Seville - Travel Photo Mondays

Plaza de Espana, Seville – Travel Photo Mondays<p>s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling. You can also check us out …

36 Hour Tour of Madrid, Spain

Madrid has special energy. It is a city where you feel a life. Madrid has reinvented itself in the midst of economic crisis, using new thing, new …

5 things to enjoy on Summer Nights in Granada

Summer nights are long in Granada. As the heat of day subsides the cool breeze from the Sierra Nevada encourages you to head outside. A walk along …

European Travel

48 hours in Barcelona

A lot has been said and written about Barcelona. But no amount of reading ever prepares you for this beautiful, cosmopolitan European city. A true …

La Sagrada Família

Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the church as a minor basilica in a huge ceremony in November 2010.<p>The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family) was Antoni Gaudí’s all-consuming obsession. Given the commission by a conservative society that wished to build a temple …

4 Things to see in Seville Spain

<i>This post may contain affiliate/sponsored links.</i><p>I have heard so much about Seville, Spain from some of my friends a while back. They told me it is …

Barcelona's lesser-known attractions

Garish, gregarious Barcelona doesn’t guard its secrets jealously, but the Catalan capital does seem to get a kick from hiding the best of them in plain sight.<i>Lonely Planet Magazine</i> samples the city’s lesser-known delights.<p>The Gaudí-free guide to architecture<p>The amazing fin-de-siècle structures that …

How to Spend Four Days in Madrid: A Guide to Seeing the City

Updated: 7/1/2018 | July 1st, 2018<p>When I visited Madrid in 2009, I only saw my hostel’s bed because I got bad cold in Barcelona. I left what was …

Walking Tours

Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …

Why Walking Helps Us Think

In <i>Vogue</i>’<i>s</i> 1969 Christmas issue, Vladimir Nabokov offered some advice for teaching James Joyce’s “Ulysses”: “Instead of perpetuating the pretentious nonsense of Homeric, chromatic, and visceral chapter headings, instructors should prepare maps of Dublin with Bloom’s and Stephen’s intertwining …