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The mayor and the bishop

The mayor and the bishop

The mayor of my city belongs to a far left party , so this year, just a few days before the roman Catholic feast of Corpus Christi, announced that he would not allow that the music band of the city would take part of the multitudinous procession which comes out from...

blossom and the crazy street band

blossom and the crazy street band

These days it's so hot, that all our plants which had been gloriously blossoming in our patio only a week ago, are now dying dehydrated. We are watering them carefully every day and some are surviving but the weather is too hard for most of them. And they are exposed...

“el infiernito”

“el infiernito”

Close to my house, in the old quarter of Pamplona, there is a little electric guitars' shop called "el infiernito" ("the little hell"). When a more or less known rocker comes to buy a new guitar or fix an old one, and he or she's in the mood, they bring out the drums...

Digging his own grave

Digging his own grave

In 1943, my father was taken prisoner by the communist guerrillas in Croatia only because he was traveling in a passenger train which they attacked with a bomb to take hostages. He was a journalist in an independent weekly. When he was identified by the guerrillas,...

The descend of the red kite

The descend of the red kite

I took a walk this morning with my camera ready just in case something would pop up when I spotted a pretty large bird flying high in circles above the roofs of the old quarter. Suddenly it made a sharp descend and disappeared from my view. I waited, and there it was...

Heritage: San Fermin

Heritage: San Fermin

This is the image of San Fermin, the saint patron of Pamplona, Spain , in whose honour each year the city celebrates its traditional fiesta, known all around the world because of the running of the bulls. But the fiesta is not only about  the bulls. The 7th of July,...

My notepad

My notepad

It was an object simple and common, innocuous. Something a kid can use without fear and must do it to learn and play. But for many years it exposed me to dangers, anger and attempts to manipulation among other things: my notepad. During those years, when I took out my...

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