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Brassaï at Fundación MAPFRE

Brassaï (the pseudonym of Gyula Halász, 1899-1984) was a Hungarian-French photographer who settled in Paris in 1924. He trained as an artist and began as a serious photographer in 1929. He is most famous for his photographs of night-time scenes in the Montparnasse district of Paris during the 1930s. The Brassaï retrospective exhibition at Fundación […]

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Torre Salvana

Abandoned Places In and Around Barcelona

Torre Salvana Torre Salvana is an abandoned castle located near the entrance to Colònia Güell, about 23km south-west of Barcelona. Architecturally, it is Romanesque with Gothic modifications. It was named a Cultural Heritage Site in 1988. The first historical reference dates back to 992 when Counts Ramón and Ermengol sold the property to Ènnec Bofill. At that […]

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