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Walter Benjamin Memorial, Portbou
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  • So many times I've visited this monument and continuous emocionandome everytime I see it! In Portbou, Dani Karavan has done the best work of his life: A metallic, staggered, half-buried, rusty, cold tunnel passes through shale rock to offer us the vision of a bit of sea, arremolinandose around some rocks. As land art, magnificent piece. As superb memorial, reminiscent of the character, his work, his ideology...
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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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  • Nice place for a great personality!
  • Original and quiet, along with a cemetery with good views. The site that caught the attention of Portbou.
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  • Well
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  • A bon lloc per reflection
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