Introducement To Spain’s Cities

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Explore Huelva

 

Huelva is a maritime town that is surrounded by two rivers in southwestern Spain: the River Guadalquivir and the River Odiel. It is also the capital of the Huelva province; it belongs to the autonomous region of Andalusía. Historically, Huelva, during the invasions to the region of Spain, took several names, such as:

  • Onoba
  • Onoba Aestuaria or Onuba
  • And Walbah.

 

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Also, it was one of the most important ports in Spain, since the countryside of the city used to export the mining products to other cities. Now, the port of Huelva is divided in two parts:

  • The inner port – It is the wharf where small traffic and touristic boats pass.
  • The outer port – it is the main port of the city. Although it is not next to the city, it is the most important in Huelva.

Huelva is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain because it mixes the ancient and modern cultures, and of course, there is a wonderful weather.

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You are going to love Huelva.

Huelva is a city with a lot of history and it is because the city was important for different cultures that developed in different eras.

Now, Huelva is an important fishing port.

If you walk through the center of the city, you will see several old statues that reflected the economical boom of the city thanks to the mining market at the north.

 

 

The city has several places that are important to visit, for example:

  • Catedral de la Merced – It is the biggest church in Huelva, it was built in 1606, this church has baroque decor and it contains an image of the “Virgen de la Cinta”.
  • The Catedral is usually open in daytime.
  • La Rabida Monastery – It is a Franciscan monastery in Palos de la Frontera, and it was where Columbus devised his journey plans.
  • Columbus stayed a significant time there before he began his journey. Anyone who is interested in the history of Columbus must visit this place.

Explore Huelva, you will enjoy it.

Lenny Kravitz Spain

Lenny Kravitz

 

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Lenny Kravitz ha compartido con sus seguidores de Facebook e Instagram fotografías suyas con su hija Zoë Kravitz, Roonie Wood, e incluso con alguno de los chicos de One Direction.
Según cuenta el propio Lenny Kravitz en sus cuentas de Instagram, Facebook y Twitter, y habiendo colgado la foto que aparece a continuación ,se encuentra trabajando en un proyecto de diseño de un hotel.

Y otro vídeo más, pero esta vez se trata de la película ‘The Butler’, que cuenta la historia real de un hombre que trabajó como mayordomo en la Casa Blanca desde 1952 con Harry Truman de Presidente hasta 1986 con Ronald Reagan en el cargo.

Disfruta a continuación de su trailer, con la aparición de Lenny Kravitz en ella, película que está prevista que podamos verla en España en abril del 2014.

 

Lenny se solidariza con UNICEF

 

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A continuación, os dejamos con el vídeo de Lenny Kravitz colaborando con UNICEF: Actualizamos la noticia para anunciar que, según CinéObs Lenny Kravitz no será quien interprete a Marvin Gaye, y su lugar lo toma Jesse L. Martin.

Por lo tanto, deshechamos la posibilidad de ver a Lenny Kravitz de nuevo en la gran pantalla.

Noticia sin confirmar. The London Evening Standard ha informado hoy que Lenny Kravitz ha sido escogido para interpretar a Marvin Gaye en el proyecto de Julien Temple, titulado “Midnight Love” (nombre homónimo de uno de los álbumes de Marvin).

Han sido muchos los intentos de los directores de cine, de llevar la historia de Marvin Gaye a la gran pantalla, pero solamente el proyecto de Julien Temple parece que sea el más solvente de todos.

La película podría tratar en la realización del álbum Midnight Love, mientras Gaye vivía en Bélgica (considerado un adicto a las drogas en aquellos tiempos).

Lenny Kravitz es un músico, multiinstrumentista, productor y actor estadounidense, nacido en Nueva York (Estados Unidos) el 26 de mayo de 1964. Leonard Albert “Lenny” Kravitz nació en Nueva York (Estados Unidos) el 26 de mayo de 1964.

Comenzó su andadura musical bajo el sobrenombre de “Romeo Blue” por su notable admiración a Prince, pero el éxito no le llegó hasta finales de los 80, cuando la discográfica Virgin se fija en él. En 1989 edita su primer disco “Let Love Rule”, siendo número 1 en las listas de éxitos.

Además de ser voz principal y coros, también toca guitarra, bajo, batería, teclados y percusión.

De 1999 a 2002 ganó 4 veces consecutivas el premio Grammy al “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” y está situado en la 93ª posición de los “100 mejores artistas de Hard Rock” de VH1.

Con sus casi 100 millones de discos vendidos en todo el mundo, cuenta con una amplia lista de hits siendo uno de los artistas musicales con más éxitos del mercado.

Artistas como los grupos Aerosmith o Metallica hasta Madonna o Slash han contado con colaboraciones de Lenny.

Sus éxitos, además de aparecer en las listas de ventas, canciones como “Are You Gonna Go My Way” aparece en los videojuegos Gran Turismo 3 y en el Guitar Hero World Tour.

Su último disco, “Black And White America”, el noveno en su carrera, se lanzó el 30 de agosto de 2011, teniendo como primer single la canción “Stand”, siguiéndole “Rock Star City Life” y “Black And White America”.

Con un montón de festivales en su espalda, como Rock in Rio (Lisboa, Madrid) o BBK, actualmente se encuentra de gira mundial presentando su último disco.

En 2012 aparece en la película “Los Juegos del Hambre” caracterizando a Cinna. Esta no es su primera vez en la gran pantalla, en 2009 aparecía en la película “Precious” haciendo el papel de enfermero o en 2001 en “Zoolander”.

 

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Holiday Home, in your own bathroom!

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How can you bring that Mediterranean trip back with you? By turning your bathroom into a luxury destination of its own

Picture the scene: you’ve just returned from the holiday of a lifetime. You slump through the door into the drab familiarity of the house you’ve been secretly missing all fortnight, go to the bathroom to wash your face but instead of home sweet home, there’s only a sinking feeling.

You’re not alone.“You want to be able to shut the door and be right back on holiday again,” sympathises Glasgow-based interior designer Nicola Cottrell.

And so you can– kind of. Here’s how, with a few insider tips, you can make your bathroom feel like a gorgeous Mediterranean getaway. Try A Splash Of Colour– Just Not Too Much!

“The very words ‘Mediterranean bathroom’ bring up memories of pinky brown walls, mosaics in far too many colours and endless shades of blue and yellow,” says Edinburgh-based designer Becki Linley. But what works in Sardinia isn’t always perfect for suburban Salford, for example.

One tip is to keep the colour scheme neutral and take the advice of Leeds-based expert Abigail Owens: “Use colourful accessories to give your room that real Mediterranean edge instead.”Bring The Outside In Our interior experts say that modern Mediterranean style is all about bringing the outside in.

That means using natural materials such as stone and wood. Says Linley, “You can jazz up the look with accessories in colours that conjure up blue seas, leafy plants or sand dunes.”Tiling is what makes a Mediterranean bathroom. All three experts advise going for large, natural stone and picking light colours.

They also suggest tiling the ceiling as well as the floor. If that doesn’t make you feel like you’re back in your Ibiza dream cottage, nothing will. You might also consider bringing in a bunch of lavender in an earthenware pot or a small orange orkumqu at plant (though make sure you don’t water it more than once a week).

Shower Yourself With Gifts One thing a Mediterranean bathroom shouldn’t be without is a huge shower – as big as your budget and space will allow. “It’s so you feel like you’re under a waterfall,” says Owens. She also suggests using “an infinity tub that sinks into the ground for a luxurious, decadent feel”.

Infinity tubs allow you to submerge yourself up to your neck, with the water cascading over the sides. Actually, that one may be better off left in the Greek islands….Accessorise To The Max Why not rethink your usual towels and bath mats? Try thin-cotton tasselled towels to recreate the feeling of a Turkish bath.

Cottrell suggests swapping traditional bathmats for wooden mats (though not in the shower area). Your holiday in Spain will have involved completely different accessories to, say, your trip to Nice.

So why not get a mix of goodies from places such as John Lewis and OKA, or a series of different-sized rattan storage boxes and pedal bins from Bathroom Original’s Marrakech range?

What’s great is that they don’t need to cost the earth. Owens, for example, rates TKMaxx’s Home Sense department: “It’s perfect for lovely accessories that no one will guess are from the high street!” After all, this is about blowing minds not budgets. She adds:“Bring home the things that you love and that take you back on your travels.” Time to book another holiday then…

Climate Change on Property?

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Last year, Spanish property prices fell by9.6 per cent, according to Tinsa real-estate consultancy.

This decrease was even greater on new homes, which have a 50 per cent VAT reduction. Some prospective buyers have held back from buying in case prices drop further, but property experts think now could be the time to strike. The proliferation of low-cost mortgages, which can be easily repaid through excellent rental yields, means purchases are likely to increase in the first quarter of 2012.

Ben Walker, sales manager at propertyinspain.net, says, “Spanish banks are being pressured by the new government to reveal losses on real-estate loans. To offload property, they are offering 100 per cent – and even 107 percent – mortgages.

This bodes well for property buyers who, due to the uncertainty over the current climate, are looking to invest as little of their own capital as possible.”As the number of tourists to Spain increased by 10 per cent last year, there were a greater number of potential second homeowners looking at the country’s stock of unsold homes.

Paul Payne, sales and marketing director of MASA International, says, “The second half of 2011 saw a considerable increase in demand for new Spanish properties. The next generation of new-build properties represents a move a way from the traditional Mediterranean style towards modern, high-spec homes with clean lines.”

So where to look? Paul Williams of developer Polaris World says, “At the moment we are finding the best deals for UK buyers are on the golf resorts in Murcia through the banks. On some resorts, such as Hacienda Riquelme, they are offering new properties at less than half their original prices. By buying a bank property we are able to obtain 90 per cent mortgage offers for international buyers – something that is no longer available on resale properties in Spain.” Seems things are looking up for those looking to buy abroad.