Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
- Cierra Por Fuera (news site)
- Toledo - Portal De Tu Ciudad (regional information website)
- El Digital Castilla-La Mancha (concert/cultural listings)
- Revista De Arte (Madrid culture & art review site)
- Europa Press Spain (Spain-related European news service)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
You will experience Serpa's quaint character while staying at the Hotel Estalagem de San Gens the night of May 23. Information about the hotel can be found on your Incantato Hotel post.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
UGA Chamber Choir presents first tour concert at the Mirror Hall of Foz Palace in Lisbon on May 21 at 6:30 P.M.
The neo-classical Palácio Foz was designed by the Italian architect Francisco Xavier Fabri and built shortly after the great earthquake in 1755, for the Marquês de Castelo Melhor. It was purchased by the Marquês de Foz in 1886 when it received the first of many facelifts. It now houses, amongst other things, one of Lisbon’s Tourist Information centres and an art gallery. It is magnificently decorated internally and the ballroom features outstanding paintings by Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro (1857-1929), one of the leading painters of his generation and a master of realism in Portugal.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Tonight, Dr. Andaya has arranged for a brief rehearsal to get everyone up to speed, then it's off to dinner and exploring downtown Lisbon on our own.
Concert posters and flyers are up around town already. Many thanks to Incantato for the publicity. We hope for a packed house tomorrow for our inaugural concert. Pictures to follow!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
All of Hotel Roma's rooms feature satellite TV, work desk, air conditioning, telephone, safe and a private bathroom with tub and hairdryer.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Can you believe we're leaving later this week? I'm so excited! I wanted to share really quick with you guys my experiences in Spain por la noche. The nightlife in Spain is of course incredible, but like I wrote about meal times, their schedule is a bit different. Photos are all mine.
Since dinner or la cena is typically around 9pm or later, the entire schedule is shifted forward a few hours. Here in Athens people are downtown by 11 or midnight, but in Spain that's not always the case. Sure it makes sense to be out partying around midnight if you know all the local bars are going to close at 2am. However, what if your favorite places didn't even open until 3am?
3 in the morning?
Shouldn't we be going home about then?
Think again. 3am is the magic hour in Spain. The hour when all the discotecas (clubs) open. I know it sounds crazy, maybe beyond your functioning capacity, but stay with me. Let me provide some context.
Ok, so we'll back up to dinner time. We just had a wonderful, light meal of tapas, and we're finishing our glasses of wine as we sit in an open aired plaza. Sure, it's past 10, but what catches our eye is how lively the city is! No one is on their way home, if anything there are couples and groups of friends just taking a seat.
At this hour, people are still hopping from bar to bar, tasting and sampling small dishes as well as the house wines. This process honestly continues well into the night and early morning until magic hour comes around and we can finally go dance.
Sure, that sounds lovely and magical. Straight out of a movie. But isn't that expensive? What do the students do?
Glad you asked. Students in Spain are broke, and I'm sure most of our readers can relate. Thankfully, a general lack of funds hardly serves to damper the mood. If anything it just forces the Spanish youth to be more creative.
Their solution to passing the hours of the night before magic hour? A botellón. Picture a picnic. We're in a park, right? Or some public, scenic space. But, it's nighttime, and we're all dressed in club attire. Also, there's no food, just booze. Preferably in makeshift containers that fit discretely into a handbag. That's a botellón.
Once magic hour arrives, everyone migrates to a favored club and doesn't stop dancing until the music stops. As you leave and make your way to the metro, make sure to take a moment to breathe in the fresh morning air and watch the sun rise! Kudos if you go get breakfast on your way home.
See you all in rehearsal!
As always, if you want to see more photos of my travels in Spain, check out my Flickr.
Monday, May 9, 2011
The UGA Camber Choir in concert at Conservatory Cloister in Sevilla, Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 8:30 P.M.
The UGA Chamber Choir will be accompanied on the piano by Dr. Martha Thomas.
The concert will take place at the cloister of this XVI century building, constructed to host the Great House of the Carmelite Monks, which has been based here since the XIV century.
The Monastery was among the most important monastic orders centers, hosting art masterpieces from barroque masters as Velazquez, Murillo, Oviedo and others.
In the Independence War of the XIX, it was used as militar headquarters by Napoleonic troops, and after it became part of the Militar Headquarters in south Spain until 1978.
After huge renovation works, the Conservatory has open its activity here on the year 2002.
The Conservatory takes it name from the important Sevillian composer Manuel Castillo. It has been named National Official Center for Music Education as early ass 1933.
Incantato presents The University of Georgia Chamber Choir at Sinagoga del Tránsito, (Toledo), Saturday, May 21st, 8:00 P.M.
The Sinagoga del Tránsito, is the popular name given to the Synagogue of Samuel ha-Leví, and is one of the most important examples of Hispano-Jewish art. It was built in the 14th century and is decorated with Mudejar elements and beautiful geometric motifs, flowers and inscriptions in Arabic and Hebrew.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Measures comversion chart
Please notice Money conversion changes everyday. Also Time conversion may vary.
USA - Georgia
USA - Georgia
1 sq meter
10,76 sq yard
1 Meter (m)
6 am (behind)
- 6 hrs
6 am (ahead)
+ 6 hrs