Could we, per chance, justify another Spanish civil war, if it, like the last one, yielded another The Fifth Column – or yet a Guernica?

I really wouldn’t know, but something good should come out of this.

In any event, the conduct of generalissimo Francisco Franco’s good old La Guardia Civil, has been a proper disgrace.

So shame on you, Spain.

Estelada blava. The Catalan flag katalonsk flagg Catalonia Katalonia

Top photo: Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, 1937. Oil on canvas, 776.6 x 349.3 centimetres. Catalan flag, the Estelada blava: Blogger’s own drawing.

Elton John: Rocket Man

Would it be fair to say that it’s hard to find better theme music for the The Donald v Li’l Kim controversies these days?

For the American dreamers

West Side Story (1961): America.

Cher & David Bowie: Young Americans.

Jacqueline Taïeb: 7 heures du matin, 1967

Glen Campbell: Guess I’m Dumb, 1965

Onra: Hope, 2008

Bo Hansson: De svarta ryttarna – Flykten från vadstället, 1970

Local summer exhibition 2017

A quick visit to the local gallery Elisabeth G today, shot in a hurry, en route to the ferry – which accounts for the scant selection, consisting of only three.

Sadly data are equally sparse (I didn’t have the time to look for the gallerist’s catalogue, if such a thing indeed exists).

I should, of course, mention that all images are clickable for larger views.

Adam West (1928–2017).

Another childhood hero beats the dust.