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'

Stefanie Kremser during her trip to Barcelona to publicise her novel, The Day I Learned to Fly. /  J. LOSADA

The homeland of affection

An image of the coastal town of Portbou on the French/Spanish border in 1930.

A revolution through poetry The doubting volunteer

Mallorca's sacred monastery of Lluc  ARCHIVE

A quiet pilgrimage

.The cave hospital at La Bisbal de Falset featured in the book

Recovering ignored history Hymn to freedom

A scene in Tarragona's Rambla, end of 19th century  PERE GIFRA ARCHIVE

An eye for detail


Success too late Elderly angst