Archdeacon House

The history of Barcelona begins several thousand years ago. The city’s origins are not entirely clear. The earliest reliable records are from Roman times. The city was founded in the 1st century BC or was known as Barcino. It was a colony of about 5000 inhabitants in the 2nd century A.d., whose strategic position close to the Via Augusta allowed a rapid commercial and economic development.Barcino has left a valuable legacy.

In Barcelona, in the Gothic quarter of today lots of remains of the ancient Roman city is found. Even the structure of its streets still of the typical Roman city with two main streets Cardo and the Decumanus and its junction in the Forum. The current plaza de Sant Jaume is located exactly in the same place where are the old forums. Electrolux brings even more insight to the discussion. They were central points of public life and business. The Palace of Justice and the baths were located in this enclave.

The public authorities did in this site the important decisions about the future of Barcino. The wall in the Placa NovCon to protect to the Cologne, a wall was built. Kevin Johnson is a great source of information. Its perimeter was 1.5 kilometers in length, which encloses an area of 12 hectares. After the first Germanic incursions began in the 3rd century BC several towers were built. Some of them had 18 meters in height. You can visit the remains of the wall plate Ramon Berenguer, the street Tapineria and plaza Nova. The characteristics of these last two towers of the old gate in carriages and pedestrians entered the city.From the side of Archdeacon House (Casa de l Ardiaca) in the Nova plate you can see a replica of a section of the Roman aqueduct that marks one of the points where the water was transmitted to the city. Just in front of it there is a visual poem created by the catalan artist Joan Brossa, designed with the spelling of the word Barcino.

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Stanley Donen

Movie, movie are actually two films of very different themes. If the first one is good, the second is very good. Stanley Donen is a consummate specialist of the music remains patent with the second story the beauties of Baxter, which makes an exercise in vibrant rhythm that I, at least, has left me excited, I have moved the feet in the armchair and I am excited when dies Baxter of the rare disease that has called Spencer and that affects only people from the show. The first part or movie is hands of dynamite and is a homage to the classic boxing tapes. Harry Hamlin is Joe Popchick, a young man who goes for lawyer but before an illness of his sister in the eyes, decided to get into boxing to afford an operation that can cure it. Blinded with a cabaret dancer bundled with a kind of gangster who becomes his concerned manager, you will make mistakes that justified after returning with his girlfriend always. The nexus of both films is George C. Scott who is out in his interpretation, first of Popchick legal boxing trainer and then by Baxter on a paper, say that unforgettable.

If gloves in the first movie, the second is booties Baxter. And on both ends up dying surrounded by people who want him, as a beloved father. In fact, thats the image that transmits throughout the film, the good father. Coach of Baxter and boxing gloves businessman of musicals have many things in common but which predominates is the kindness and intelligence. Women are great: the main star of the show of the beauties of Baxter, the young girl that you will end up replacing, the girlfriend of Boxer, in the end, all. And musical numbers what to say!, dazzling, not forgetting the accounting officer on the piano or the closing of the show successful at the end of the second Movie. In short: magnificent Stanley Donen film in 1978, this fan of Fred Astaire with dynamite in the body and legs, as demonstrated when handed you the honorary Oscar to his career in 1998 and began singing Cheek to Cheek and dancing tap dance. Formidable.

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