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Cave Art May Have Been Painted By Mostly Women, Scientists Say

Cave Art May Have Been Painted By Mostly Women, Scientists Say Oct 15th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Hand stencil in Pech Merle Cave. Courtesy French MInistry of Culture The prehistoric cave art of Europe may have been painted mostly by women, a new study covered by National Geographic suggests. Archaeologist Dr. Dean Snow of Pennsylvania State University came to this conclusion through studying one of the most enigmatic icons of prehistoric European cave art--hand stencils. In many European...

A Kaleidolapse Of Barcelona

Oct 2nd, 2013 at 3:15PM: Barcelona KALEIDOLAPSE from myLapse on Vimeo. This video of Barcelona came from the folks at MyLapse recently. And as much as I like seeing any video of Barcelona, this one is special. Because it's a kaleidolapse. Don't know what a kaleidolapse is? It's simple: it's a time-lapse video, like any other time-lapse video, but the footage presented with a kaleidoscopic effect. The end result is...

Spanish Cave Paintings Discovered to be Some of the Oldest in Europe

Spanish Cave Paintings Discovered to be Some of the Oldest in Europe Sep 26th, 2013 at 10:00AM: Image courtesy GipuzkoaKultura Cave paintings at the Altxerri cave system in the Basque region of northern Spain are about 39,000 years old, making them some of the oldest in Europe, Popular Archaeology reports. A team of French and Spanish scientists analyzed the paintings, which include images such as the bison shown here, as well as finger marks, a feline, a bear, an unidentified animal...

Photo Of The Day: Zamora And Douro

Photo Of The Day: Zamora And Douro Aug 27th, 2013 at 6:00PM: t3mujin, Flickr Some photos of the day relate to current events or articles we've posted. Others, though, are posted just because they're striking in some way. This shot, of the Douro River in Spain, was posted to the Gadling Flickr pool a few days ago. I keep coming back to it and hope it captivates some of you just as much. We'd love to feature your photos and videos on Gadling, so please add...

World's Worst Artist Set To Make A Fortune

World's Worst Artist Set To Make A Fortune Aug 22nd, 2013 at 9:30AM: Wikimedia Commons Cecilia Gimenez became a laughing stock last year when her bungled attempt to restore a 19th century painting went viral, but now it looks like she'll be laughing all the way to the bank. The 82-year-old tried to fix the flaking fresco titled Ecce Homo by Elías García Martínez at her local church, the Santuario de Misericordia in Borja, Spain. The result...

Running Of The Bulls Comes To America

Running Of The Bulls Comes To America Aug 6th, 2013 at 11:30AM: klmcmahon, Flickr Daredevil tourists no longer need to head to Pamplona, Spain to be chased by bulls. A company called The Great Bull Run is bringing a stampede of Spanish-inspired bull runs to ten cities across the United States. About 5,000 people have already signed up to take part in the first festival, which will take place later this month just outside of Richmond, Virginia. These bull...

Abandoned Airports Brought Back To Life

Abandoned Airports Brought Back To Life Jul 31st, 2013 at 4:00PM: Travis Estell, Flickr We're used to thinking of airports as places that flurry with activity no matter the hour. Much like a big city, they tend to be bustling hubs that never sleep. But all around the world, there are a number of airports that have been abandoned -- vast structures that became ghost towns after economic problems caused them to fail and shut down. The good news is that some of...

Can We Please Keep Phones Away From Drivers?

Jul 30th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Investigators in Spain are saying the driver of the train that derailed last Wednesday, killing 79 people, was using his cell phone at the time of the accident. It has also become clear that the train was going 94 mph on a sharp bend of track where the speed limit was only 49 mph. It doesn't matter if a driver is operating a train, car, tour bus, airplane, tug boat or bicycle -- I think we can all...

Territorial Disputes Over Tourist Attractions

Territorial Disputes Over Tourist Attractions Jul 29th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Gibnews.net, Wikimedia Commons Spain is being accused of intentionally holding tourists in long lines as they make their way back from day tripping in Gibraltar. The British Overseas Territory claims the traffic jam -- which has so far affected more than 10,000 vehicles -- has been deliberately orchestrated because of a disagreement over a creation of an artificial reef in territorial waters. Of...

Tiny Spanish Village Hopes to Profit From Antiquities Thief

Tiny Spanish Village Hopes to Profit From Antiquities Thief Jul 23rd, 2013 at 3:00PM: Should a town have the right to display looted antiquities stolen by one of its residents? According to an intriguing piece by Suzanne Daley in The New York Times this morning, the mayor of tiny Aranda de Moncayo, Spain, population 200, thinks they should. A 60-year-old village resident named Ricardo Granada unearthed some 4,000 antiquities using primitive implements, like a metal detector and a...

Valencia: Spain's Third City Offers Culture And Cuisine

Valencia: Spain's Third City Offers Culture And Cuisine Jul 18th, 2013 at 5:30PM: Sean McLachlan There's a well-worn tourist trail in Spain: Madrid for the art, Barcelona for the nightlife and the Costa del Sol for the beaches. All of these are great, but there are plenty of other spots that often slip under the radar. Valencia, for example, gets plenty of tourists from Europe yet seems to not get so many Americans. I hardly saw any in the past three days....

Madrid Offers Up Great Summer Art Season

Madrid Offers Up Great Summer Art Season Jul 11th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Dalí, El gran masturbador, 1929 © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, VEGAP, Madrid, 2013 Madrid is one of the best destinations in the world for art, and this summer its many museums and galleries are putting on an impressive array of temporary exhibitions. The blockbuster of the season is at the Reina Sofia, which is having a major exhibition on...

Video Of The Day: Barcelona Time-Lapse

Jul 10th, 2013 at 6:00PM: "MIDNIGHT BARCELONA" from Pau García Laita on Vimeo. What better way to see Barcelona at night than through the lens of time-lapse footage? This beautiful footage from the city was put together by Pau Garcia Laita. The lights of Barcelona against the night sky look surreal in this video and the music perfectly accompanies scenes of swirling motion from the cars' headlights, the...

Mapping An Unexplored Cave

Mapping An Unexplored Cave Jun 23rd, 2013 at 11:00AM: © Dr Michel Royon, Wikimedia Commons Want to be an explorer? Want to see places nobody has ever seen? You have three options: become an astronaut, become a deep-sea diver or become a caver. The first isn't going to happen for a man my age and the second is expensive, so it's a good thing I live in one of the best regions in the world to do the third. Cantabria in northern Spain has a large...

Watch A Man Catch Keys Mid-Air On Roller Coaster (VIDEO)

Watch A Man Catch Keys Mid-Air On Roller Coaster (VIDEO) Jun 14th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Remember that one time Fabio was smacked in the face by a goose while riding a roller coaster? Maybe if Fabio had cat-like reflexes - like the guy in the video above - his face would have been spared. While on a roller coaster ride in Spain, a pair of keys flew toward two riders while the coaster sped downhill. One of the riders reached up and grabbed them, and according to an account on...

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road Jun 13th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Courtesy of FluentRoad.com Traveling to Spain or Latin America this summer and want to say more than "Donde esta el bano?" (though, that's an important one to know)? Lonely Planet has just launched a new online foreign language program, Fluent Road, partnering with Spanish language program Fluenz. The focus is on Spanish for now, but you can choose from dialects from Argentina, "neutral" Latin...

Photo Of The Day: Alhambra's Palacio De Carlos V

Photo Of The Day: Alhambra's Palacio De Carlos V Jun 9th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Mike Rowe, Flickr Capturing a stunning combination of architecture and weather, Flickr user Mike Rowe took this black and white photo at the palace of Charles V, contained within the Alhambra in Grenada, Spain. Commissioned as a royal residence close to the Alhambra palace, the 16th-century building is a square, two-level structure done in the Renaissance style. It's also home to two museums:...

Barcelona Disses Plans For A Space Hotel

Barcelona Disses Plans For A Space Hotel May 24th, 2013 at 9:00AM: jurvetson, Flickr Do you find yourself bored by the typical hotel's amenities? Butler services, organic mini bars and other bells and whistles just don't do it for you anymore? Well how about staying in a hotel with a vertical wind tunnel? And maybe after that you can unwind in the world's first zero-gravity spa? It sounds pretty out there, but those features are actually part of the plans for a...

Video Of The Day: A Spanish Roadtrip

May 15th, 2013 at 6:00PM: "A Spanish Roadtrip" from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo. Want to get a taste of Spanish food, hear Flamenco music and see beautiful footage of the Spanish city and countryside? Then take a few minutes to watch this beautiful video from The Perennial Plate. Cut together with footage and experiences from two weeks spent in Spain, this video features food and travel imagery from Basque County,...

Famous Roman 'Tomb' May Have Actually Been A Temple

Famous Roman 'Tomb' May Have Actually Been A Temple May 12th, 2013 at 10:00AM: At the Roman necropolis in Carmona, Spain, visitors are led to the popular "Elephant's Tomb," a large underground chamber that gets its name from a crude sculpture of an elephant found there. Now archaeologists are saying it may not be a tomb at all, but rather a temple to one of the ancient world's most mysterious religions. A team from the University of Pablo de Olavide, Seville, has analyzed...

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