Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In the Last Refuge of Federico García Lorca, Granada (Spain): Part I

In June of 2015 (this past June), by way of kismet, or fate, or Divine Providence, or luck, my mother and I stayed at the Hotel Reina Cristina in the center of Granada, Spain. This stay had been arranged by an AAA travel agent back in North Carolina (yes, travel agents still exist). We had no idea upon our arrival at 3 a.m. (that's another story for another time) that the Hotel Reina Cristina was the former residence of the Rosales family, the last refuge of Federico García Lorca (1898-1936), the celebrated poet whose life was cut short during the Spanish Civil War -- death by firing squad.  The above cabinet in the lobby features several items relating to Lorca. 
Hallway on the first floor, Hotel Reina Cristina (former Rosales residence), Granada.
Rosales family piano in what is now a main breakfast area deep inside the hotel.
A third floor corner of this large, well-appointed and beautiful structure.
Hotel Reina Cristina tapestry, "1892 / 1986."  In the next post, a few more details to add. Lorca has been in the news again -- the search for his remains continues, even in 2015. 

Today's Rune: Breakthrough. 


Charles Gramlich said...

I love that painting of the couple dancing. Although I have no "formal" bones in my body, I like to see other folks dressed formally.

jodi said...

Erik-loverly place! Did you know I used to be a travel agent-or travel advisor as they are now called!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

What a beautiful hotel! Certainly a few steps up from a Super 8!