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Norah Ohrt
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Located in the heart of the tourist centre of Madrid, this emblematic building was originally a traditional market, the only iron structured market surviving to the present day. It is classified as a Property of Cultural Interest in the Monument category. The San Miguel Market was originally built in 1916,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Explore With Nor
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My province of Jaen in Andalucía is the largest producer of olive oil in the world and city of Jaen is known as the 'olive oil capital' of the world! The olive groves of Jaen Province provide resources for 108,000 families and the landscape is dotted with more than 300... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Explore With Nor
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The Museum at Madinat al-Zahra, aka Medina Azahra, was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010 and The European Museum of the Year Award [ EMYA] in 2012. Designed by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos of Cordoba and built in 2008/9 it is a building sensitive to its location and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at Explore With Nor
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Apr 24, 2016
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Two very popular dishes enjoyed all over Spain but especially here in Andalucía. Patatas a lo Pobre [ Poor Man's Potatoes] and Tortilla [ Spanish Omlette] two delicious dishes that are simple to prepare and always a hit as a tapa, or as a side dish. When I am more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Explore With Nor
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Our first night in Madrid.... I had arrived from my home in Martos, Andalucía and the infamous Giles Hohnen and the famous Eveline Kotai, came by AVE 'fast train' from Barcelona. We were off to the O Can Sentado. This Galician restaurant, recommended by our landlady, was just a stroll... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Explore With Nor
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We enjoyed this restaurant so much that we returned after our visit to Valencia to celebrate our last night in Madrid! O Can Sentado is owned and operated by two Galician sisters who went out of their way to make our dining experience memorable! Unable to make a wine choice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Explore With Nor
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Sometimes it is the little things that bring pleasure, like this group of objects on my blue/black glass topped coffee table [ with Issi's footprints!] and the evening sun streaming in.... L to R Eveline Kotai, Holly Grace and Rene Lalique Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at Explore With Nor
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