Foreground: vineyards that produce grapes used to produce cava, Spanish sparkling wine
Midground: the rolling agricultural countryside of Catalunya in northeast Spain
Background: the saw-like peaks of Montserrat, upon which is a monastery
The Spanish Civil War tore Spanish society apart in the 1930s, but after dictator Francisco Franco died in 1975, the country decided to paste over this gruesome chapter of their history--yet scars cannot be forgotten.
In this small, shaded plaza not far from the busy Ramblas in central Barcelona, 42 people died in 1938 (the majority of them children) due to a bombardment by the fascists' air force on this church that was sheltering evacuated children.