Photo Essay: Spanish food markets at the heart of two cities

By Joe Thomas To fully understand Spanish gastronomy is to make a trip to one of Spain’s many food markets. Natives still turn to the traditional markets to find the freshest food, sold from vendors with decades of experience preparing, presenting and selling their goods. The markets hold specialty products distinct to the region that can…

Photo Essay: Street art in Barcelona

Photos by Joe Thomas BARCELONA–It’s impossible to ignore the street art scattered throughout the city of Barcelona. It varies from crude tags, to storefront advertisements, to intricate murals. The artists behind these pieces have different motivations for spraying. Some want to spread their own personal message, some get paid to do it and some just…