Tag Archives: Spain

RIP Ricardo Bofill (1939 – 2022)

Ricardo Bofill was a Spanish architect who built Xanadu (1971), La Muralla Roja (1973) and Walden 7 (1975).

promotional video to ‘Visions of Architecture’ (2019), a work on Ricardo Bofill

His work references Gaudí, Palladio and Archigram.

Bofill’s opus is of major significance in European postmodern architecture.

Necrotourism (2)

Inside the Walter Benjamin Memorial (Portbou, Catalonia, Spain; Artist: Dani Karavan)

Inside the Walter Benjamin Memorial (Portbou, Catalonia, Spain; Artist: Dani Karavan, photo Wamito)

Six years ago, I posted a picture of Walter Benjamin’s grave[1], in Portbou, Spain.

One year ago, I stayed for a few days in El Port de la Selva, right next to Portbou, unaware that it was the location of Passages; Homage to Walter Benjamin (above).

Now I want to go back.

See necrotourism or tomb tourism.