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Walter Benjamin Memorial, Portbou

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  • Fleeing the nazis, Walter Benjamin, one of the most lucid minds of the 20TH century, reached Portbou, where it was delayed. He believed (mistakenly) that they were going to return to France and committed suicide with cyanide. Let the drawing of Klee, Angelus Novus, and the thesis of the philosophy of history. Today there is a memorial, conceptually ambiguous, beside the cemetery of Port Bou, which pays homage to him. The ride is a little melancholic, but also a little magical. The landscape of Portbou is extraordinary and at the border with France there is a reminder of the dead during the Spanish Civil War, and a horrendous Francoist monument, which warns us about what maybe, sometime, refillable. It is advisable to stop an hour or two in Portbou, how to know to which side we want to follow.
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  • the symbolism of the memorial calls, we read, we're looking... we decipher the memorial... imprisonment, deprivation of freedom, channels, barred horizon... Portbou served as refuge at the end of the life of Walter Benjamin... There is also his grave... they say that the body has disappeared...
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  • We went to spend the day at Portbou and found this interesting tour envelope as he arrived and this well-known philosopher, Walter Benjamin ended his life in Portbou. The memorial is partitioned by the people with posters of brief explanations by what you allows perform a route in which you see the people and learn on this person. The views that you find along the way are worth, take lots of pictures.
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