SPAIN: Reign of Reason

Reign of Reason

There was dancing in the streets in Barcelona last week, such a fiesta as not even the oldest Catalan could remember. By oxcart and on burro the peasants came in their red stockinet caps and baggy breeches. Leather-faced fishermen came up from Tarragona. All night long shouting crowds surged up & down under the huge plane trees of the ramblas to rigadoon round the statue of Christopher Columbus and back up the hill again. From a thousand staffs fluttered the five-barred red-&-yellow Catalonian flag. Trucks of...

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