Grape-growing and wine-making form the backdrop for the story of Josep Alvarez./  ENOTURISME PENEDÈS

Far-away adventures The grapes of peace

View of the island of Mallorca in 1930. /  PERE GIFRA ARCHIVE

Looting the Islands

Interior view of the Poblet Monastery

Lost grandeur

A young couple take a selfie during a recent Sant Jordi's day in Barcelona ORIOL DURAN ELISABETH MAGRE

Saint George as a symbol of diversity?


1066 and all that

Warm Earth

Mountain memories

Rambla Verdaguer and Plaça Catalunya in Girona. ARCHIVE

Love at first sight

Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia, around 1930. /  ARCHIVE

In praise of Gaudí

American author Barbara Wilson.  ARCHIVE ARCHIVE

The traveller A mildly deranged vision

Irish novelist John Banville, author of The Blue Guitar. /  J. LOSADA
John Banville

'The only function of art is to make us feel more alive'