Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Spanish dramatist,novelist and member of the Spanish Generation of 98, is considered perhaps the most noteworthy and certainly the most radical dramatist working to subvert the traditionalism of the Spanish theatrical establishment in the early part of the 20th century.
It all started when Gregorio Bustelo, a young man from Galicia, Spain, arrived in Cuba and fell in love with the coffee of the island. Eager to learn, he got a job at a coffee roaster, and after just a few months met the girl of his dreams — a young Cuban woman who shared Gregorio’s passion for coffee.
Shortly after the young couple married, they decided to travel to Puerto Rico, where Gregorio continued to work in the coffee industry. It was around this time that the United States Congress passed the Jones-Shafroth Act, granting the people of Puerto Rico U.S. citizenship. And so, like many others, the Bustelos left Puerto Rico to seek a new life in New York City.
East Harlem, also known as El Barrio Latino, became the couple’s new home. Unable to find jobs, they gathered their savings and bought a coffee roaster, and got their business off the ground by way of good timing. Because they lived close to a theater, they would roast coffee around the times movies would let out, so the wonderful and captivating aroma would greet people exiting the theater. They started selling coffee from their home at night, and during the day, Gregorio would sell to neighborhood restaurants. By 1931, a storefront on 5th Avenue — between 113th and 114th Streets — proudly displayed the “Bustelo Coffee Roasters” sign. The business prospered, and the brand’s popularity was no longer limited to El Barrio.
The Spanish dollar was the coin upon which the original United States dollar was based, and it remained legal tender in the United States until the Coinage Act of 1857. Diverse theories link the origin of the "$" symbol to the columns and stripes that appear on one side of the Spanish dollar.
El prestigio de la obra de Robert Frank, universalmente aclamada, se apuntala en un trabajo referencial en el mundo de la fotografía contemporánea: Los americanos. Sin embargo, su mirada única y libre no se restringió únicamente a los Estados Unidos.
En los días comprendidos entre el 1 de noviembre (Todos los Santos) y el 11 de noviembre (San Martín) se suele celebrar esta fiesta donde no faltan las castañas asadas en el fuego, el vino nuevo y los chorizos.
La fiesta consiste en realizar una hoguera y asar castañas en el fuego. Es común tiznarse la cara con los restos de la hoguera, saltar las hogueras ya que trae suerte así como realizar diferences juegos tradicionales, contar cuentos y cantar canciones populares.
El Museo presenta hoy la primera exposición monográfica sobre Martín Rico, uno de los artistas más importantes del panorama artístico de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX y pionero en la introducción del paisaje realista en España. Se podrá ver a partir de mañana: http://bit.ly/JBPHvC / The Museum is presenting the first monographic exhibition on Martín Rico, one of the most important Spanish artists of the second half of the nineteenth century and a pioneering figure in the introduction of realist landscape: http://bit.ly/VynV4A — El paisajista Martín Rico (1833-1908) (14 fotos)
When the Romans encountered the Greek geographers they used Iberia poetically and spoke of the Iberi.That was because of the river Ebro, which crosses the north of Spain.
The Roman geographers and other prose writers from the time of the late Roman Republic called the entire peninsula Hispania (Spain) which comes from the Phoenician "Span", meaning "hidden". Interesante...
Hermanos Conde (Conde Brothers) are world famous luthiers, makers of classical and flamenco guitars in Madrid, Spain. Artists like Leonard Cohen, Al Di Meola, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Lenny Kravitz, David Byrne, Toninho Horta, Wayne Wesley Johnson have played and still play with the worldwide known guitars of Hermanos Conde.
In Spain numerous festivities celebrate Harvest these days, by adorning the horse carts with fruits of labour: bread, grapes, garlic... and the finest fabrics. They call them "Los carros engalanados", "the dressed up carts".