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Castle in Spain

This is the tower of the Castle of Oreja. It can’t have long. Already in the eighteenth century a traveller wrote in his journal: “… any day now it will collapse.” The cracks in the walls are big enough to … Continue reading

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Of Knights and Damsels

Don Quijote read so many novels about knights and dragons and fair damsels in distress that it unsettled his mind.  In his famous book Cervantes shows great familiarity with those libros de caballerías, as they were called: he had fallen … Continue reading

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