Wednesday, November 30, 2011

From the Archives

© Melchor Sarasketa
My latest backdated story, Portrait of Old Madrid, Summer 1989, long in the writing and intended as part of a book on my adapted city that I later thought better about completing, was an exercise of immersion as a newcomer to Spain, taking the idea of Paolo Portoghesi's genius loci as a literary strategy.  The photographs were taken by Melchor Sarasketa as part of the project, and are used with his permission. 
"If there are cities of stone in Spain such as Salamanca and Santiago, and cities of light such as Cordoba and Sevilla, then old Madrid is a city of earth...."

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