Tag: Cádiz

Greek EU joke

Monday, 26 January, 2015 0 Comments

Back at the beginning of this century, a small town in Spain was twinned with a similar one in Greece and the mayor of the Greek town was invited to visit his Spanish counterpart. When he did, and when he saw the lavish home of the Spanish mayor, he wondered aloud how his host could afford such a place.

“See that bridge over there?” the Spanish mayor asked. “Well, the EU gave us a grant to construct a two-lane bridge, but by building a single lane one with traffic lights at each end, I was then able to buy this place,” he said, winking at his Greek peer.

The following year, the Spaniard visited the Greek town. He was astonished at the mayor’s mansion: marble floors, a Kallista Archeo copper bathtub, gold taps, Aresline Xten chairs, plasma screens, Sartori silk rugs, a Northland refrigerator, diamond doorknobs… it was simply incredible.

When he asked him how he’d made the money to build and furnish such an amazing house, the Greek mayor said: “See that bridge over there?”

The Spaniard replied: “No.”

La Pepa  Bridge


The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross in Spain

Saturday, 7 April, 2012

The Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) wrote The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross for the Good Friday service at the Catedral de Santa Cruz de Cádiz. It provides musical interludes during the priest’s meditations on Christ’s final utterances, and offers a moving journey through grief, resignation and redemption. Here, it is performed in the San Agustin church in Santiago de Compostela by the Dominant Quartet with Do Phuong Nhu as the lead violin.