TO PAMPLONA WITH PICASSO, IN PAMPLONA WITH HEMINGWAY
By Zoran Slavic
Since all the lower slopes of the Pyrenees and much smaller curve on an otherwise good way, suggest approaching Pamplona, the capital of the province of Navarra, I remember my knowledge of this Spanish region: Navarre is a mixture of its Vasconic tradition, the Trans-Pyrenean influx of people and ideas and Mediterranean influences coming from the Ebro. The Ebro valley is amenable to wheat, vegetables, wine, and even olive trees as in Aragon and La Rioja. Not much, but it will be enough to start. While it does not supply some travel Baedeker, or at least the prospectus.
During the trip, stopping at the places through which we passed, I learned that we really are on the route of the famous road of pilgrims for centuries stored in Santiago de Compostela, the traditional place of the Catholic faith and its wonders. Therefore, we are at the famous The French Way (Spaniards say - Camino Frances), which is the most popular of the routes of the Way of St... James, the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. It runs from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles on the Spanish side and then another 780km on to Santiago de Compostela through the major cities of Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos and Leon. We remain in Pamplona, which is not even halfway through this time.
Route pilgrims and tourists continues and we remain in Pamplona, where the
By stories of bulls, Hemingway and near the Basque Country, I know this: It's a city confined in its medieval walls during the Middle Ages and modern times, finally decided to open up in the early 20th century. Some walls were demolished to make space for new broad avenues and neighborhoods, like Avenida Carlos III, nowadays a major shopping street. However, the town has made great effort to keep the vast majority of its walls and history. There is even a museum centered in the history of this city undisputedly fortificated nature.
Again my mind Picasso. Befriended with Ernest Hemingway. They met in Paris. They are at a bullfight in Spain and France. Long-lived Picasso, still 1906. Gertrude Stein painted, the icon '' Lost generation'', which belonged to Hemingway. Great Spaniard whom many appropriated. Moreover, American, who is Spain's fate?
Too early for the San Fermin festival, but still in time for the meeting with Lady Brett, Jake Barnes and Robert Kohn, Hemingway heroes which the sun'' again
Below postcards from Spain writes: So, in Pamplona, I did not use to benefit from the balcony, with breakfast served, because it all happens in the morning, watching the boys so, provoke them, run in front bunch of bull. In addition, it is not just because it was July already the end of May. Because bulls galloping through the streets of this city only - July! In the middle of Navarre, the Basque Country, Spain, in whose icon, mural called '' Guernica „ located within a bull's head surrealist compositions which Picasso denounces the evil of Nazism.
In Pamplona, a city of about 180,000 inhabitants, incredibly preserved ancient architecture, dominated by St. Mary's Cathedral, the Gothic Closter, Navarre Museum, City Hall, St. Saturnine and the Plaza del Castillo square where the ceremony that mark the beginning Fiesta San Fermin. Although significant industry, commerce, culture and sport, everything is devoted to running with the bulls which became the better known themselves from the fight at the Arena.
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