This is a site I stumbled across a while ago. It is a site of photos from numerous towns and pueblos of the Basque Country, at least the Spanish side. They have a pretty big list for Bizkaia, Nafarroa and Gipuzkoa, though the Araba section is a bit thin yet. They even have a set of photos from my dad’s home town of Munitibar. And the photos seem to be of good quality.
Tony Duffy is an Englishman, now living in Donostia where he teaches English. He has begun a blog about his experiences living in that beautiful Basque city, and he was kind enough to plug my site on his blog. From futbol, to food, to his impressions of the city, Tony gives a unique perspective on this great city.
ausArt is a Basque Classical label, specializing in 24-bit audio recordings. What does that mean? A CD — compact disc — is a 16-bit audio format. That means there is some loss in fidelity of the recording. If you use a DVD instead, you can get 24-bit audio and a higher fidelity of sound. That is what ausArt does. Their website goes into more detail and links to their online shop as well. They also have a site dedicated to Basque composers with biographical information and includes free mp3 downloads of tracks. They currently have a post about composer Juan Padrosa, who recently passed away.
Chloe Freslon, the online marketing director for Hotel des Academies et des Arts Paris, wrote to tell me about the Hotel. Why, do you ask? Well, the owners, Charlotte and her husband Laurent Inchauspe, are Basque and would love to welcome more Basques to Paris. The hotel, as the name implies, is focused on art and has been decorated by several French artists. The rooms look amazing.
Details about the hotel:
Hotel des Académies et des Arts
15 rue de la Grande Chaumière
75006 Paris – FRANCE
Tel. : +33 1 43 26 66 44
Contact : Laurent Inchauspé ou Henry Mona