* The kiss of death ~ This astonishing sculpture forms part of Barcelona’s Poblenou Cemetery. The Kiss of Death (El Petó de la Mort in Catalan and El beso de la muerte in Spanish) dates back to 1930. A winged skeleton bestows a kiss on the lips of a handsome young man: is it ecstasy on his face or resignation? Little wonder the sculpture elicits strong and varying responses from whoever gazes upon it. *
Oscar Delmar (b.1981, Spain) - Sexual Healing Graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Barcelona, Oscar Delmar is a Canary Islands-born artist, living and working in Barcelona. With minimalist influences, especially at the conceptual level, and adapting works closer to illustration, the series “Sexual Healing” delves into a recurring theme for Oscar Delmar, one that he has tried before from different points of view.
The Castillo de Oropesa. Oropesa is a Spanish town in the province of Toledo. The town is famous for its castle-turned-parador, which was built in 1402. The "Castell de Cardona", is now a typical Parador, situated in an old castle. A parador is a kind of luxury hotel, usually located in a historic building such as a monastery or castle. Parar means to stop, halt or stay. . http://photosearth.com/Spain.html