history, photography, Spanish Culture and Language

Alhambra Mind Palace

A nod to the BBC Sherlock series, modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes, in this discussion of a mind palace; a place in our heads dedicated to thought. Such a place functions as a retreat, a refuge, a sanctuary of the cognitive kind. I’d like my conceptual safe haven to look like the Alhambra Palace of […]

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history, Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

4 Ports of the Maritime Silk Route

In 1565, Spain conquered the Philippines. The Manila Galleon, a famous trade route, began among; China, the Philippines, New Spain (Mexico) and Spain. This route called the Maritime Silk Road, the Manila Galleon, or the China Ship (Nao de China in Spanish) lasted for 250 years; 1565-1815. Once a year a vessel would begin in […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

¡Olé! Baila, Baila. Olé! Dance, Dance!

Happy International Flamenco Day! To celebrate, I’m sharing photos from a wonderful evening in Granada, Spain our friends provided to our family when we visited in 2013. Srta. Guerrero began dancing when she was three. Her mother taught flamenco at Carmen de las Cuevas. Patricia Guerrero is one of the foremost flamenco dancers in Spain. […]

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