Comarca del Arlanza is a comarca located south-east of the province of Burgos in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is bounded on the north by the Odra-Pisuerga and the Alfoz de Burgos, south by the Ribera del Duero, on the east by the province of Palencia and west by the Sierra de la Demanda; the comarca capital is Lerma. The waters of the river Arlanza, rising in the pines forest of Quintanar de la Sierra, running from east to west because the land falls from heights such as Peñas de Cervera and the mountain range The Mamblas to the border with Palencia, give name to the comarca; the comarca receives an average of de 647 mm of water. Most of its soil is dedicated to the sow of the cereal, consequence of a long process of rupture of great extensions of Pines, oaks and other species that covered enormous extensions. So it is testified by the comarcal names: Pineda Trasmonte, Nebreda, Torrecítores del Enebral, Madrigal del Monte, Madrigalejo del Monte o Villamayor de los Montes.
Long ago there was a big vegetal charcoal production. Freeways are acceptable: from North to South crosses the national N-I from Madrid to Irun and from west to east the N-622 from Lerma to Palencia; the others comarcal roads are: BU-101 from Villahoz to Villaquirán BU-114 from Quintanilla de la Mata to Villafruela BU-900 from Lerma to Silos BU-901 from Cuevas de San Clemente to Silos BU-904 from Lerma to Covarrubias BU-905 from Covarrubias to Hortigüela BU-910 from Hacinas to CaleruegaThe train from Madrid to burgos, although it is less useful because of his forsaken state The Arlanza zone was repopulated by Astur, Cantabri and Mozarab peoples in the mid-ninth century, after the border of the County of Castile and the Kingdom of Córdoba reached the river Duero. The Villa Rachela of Covarrubias, is an artistic historic group and ancient capital of a religious state. Province of Burgos Arlanza.com - cultural & rural website website of the Province of Burgos delegation
Miguel Delibes Setién MML was a Spanish novelist and newspaper editor associated with the Generation of'36 movement. From 1975 until his death, he was a member of the Royal Spanish Academy, where he occupied chair letter "E", he began his career as a journalist. He became the editor for the regional newspaper El Norte de Castilla before devoting himself to writing novels, he was a connoisseur of the flora and fauna of Castile and was passionate about hunting and the countryside. Therefore, these were common themes in his writing, he wrote from the perspective of a city-dweller who had not lost touch with the rural world, he was one of the leading figures of post-Civil War Spanish literature, winning numerous literary prizes. Several of his works have been adapted into plays or have been turned into films, winning awards at the Cannes Film Festival among others, he has been ranked with Heinrich Böll and Graham Greene as one of the most prominent Catholic writers of the second half of the twentieth century.
He was affected by the death of his wife in 1974. In 1998 he was diagnosed with colon cancer, from which he never recovered, he died in 2010. Miguel Delibes was born in Valladolid on 17 October 1920, the third of eight children from the marriage between María Setién and Adolfo Delibes, his father was died in the Cantabrian town Molledo, where Miguel spent many summers. The writer was named an adopted son of Valladolid in 2009; the name Delibes came from Toulouse. Miguel's grandfather was a brother of the French composer Léo Delibes, had moved to Spain to participate in the construction of the railway in Cantabria, his father was a law professor at the Valladolid Business School. Miguel attended the College of Our Lady of Lourdes in Valladolid. After the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, he enlisted in the Navy on the Nationalist side, he served on the cruiser Canarias. At the end of the war in 1939, he returned to his home town, where he studied law, he enrolled at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios of Valladolid, where he honed his artistic skills.
In 1941 he secured a job as a cartoonist with the leading newspaper of Valladolid, El Norte de Castilla. On April 23, 1946, he married Ángeles de Castro, who became one of his greatest literary inspirations, they spent their honeymoon in Cantabria. After his marriage, Delibes' literary career started to take off, beginning a three-year period that defined his career. In 1947 he began writing his first novel, La sombra del ciprés es alargada, which won the Premio Nadal the following year, marking his emergence on the Spanish literary scene, his novel Aún es de día was published censored, in 1948. His family grew during this same period, his son Miguel, who would become a famous biologist, was born in 1947. His daughter Ángeles, who would become a renowned biologist and researcher, was born the following year, in 1949 his third child, Germán, was born. In 1950, a new stage in the writer's literary career commenced. After suffering a bout of tuberculosis, he published his third novel; the novel tells the discovery of life and the experiences of a boy who moves from the countryside to the city.
The work constituted his final consecration in the Spanish post-war narrative. That year saw the birth of his daughter Elisa, who became a graduate of Hispanic and French Studies. In 1952, he was appointed deputy director of the newspaper El Norte de Castilla, his battles with censorship became direct and frequent; the writer entered a new phase in his life in which he would publish a new work every year, namely: Mi idolatrado hijo Sisí 1953, La partida 1954, Diario de un cazador 1955, Premio Nacional de Narrativa, Un novelista descubre América 1956, Siestas con viento sur 1957, Premio Fastenrath, Diario de un emigrante 1958, La hoja roja, 1959. This last novel was existentialist in content and deals with a photographer who recalls his life on the brink of his retirement. In 1956, his son Juan Delibes was born, he would become fan of hunting and fishing like his father. In 1958, the writer was appointed director of El Norte de Castilla; the 1960s represented the heyday of Delibes' literary career.
The period was marked by the birth of his sixth son, Adolfo and a visit to Germany, where he visited several universities. The literary period opened with the publication of Viejas historias de Castilla la Vieja in 1960, Por esos mundos in 1961. In 1962, Delibes published one of his masterpieces, it constructs a story from a series of autobiographical anecdotes which evoke the rural environment of a Castilian village that has disappeared. The book won the Premio de la Crítica. In the same year Camino, the last of his seven children, would be born. Camino graduated in Philosophy and Letters. In that year, the film version of El camino, directed by Ana Mariscal, was shot. 1963 was a turbulent year: Delibes resigned on June 8th as director of El Norte de Castilla after several disagreements with Manuel Fraga, Minister of Information and Tourism. In 1964, he spent six months in the United States as a visiting professor in the Department of Fore
Cantabria is an autonomous community in northern Spain with Santander as its capital city. It is recognized as a historic community and is bordered on the east by the Basque Autonomous Community, on the south by Castile and León, on the west by the Principality of Asturias, on the north by the Cantabrian Sea. Cantabria belongs to Green Spain, the name given to the strip of land between the Bay of Biscay and the Cantabrian Mountains, so called because of its lush vegetation, due to the wet and moderate oceanic climate; the climate is influenced by Atlantic Ocean winds trapped by the mountains. The most significant site for cave paintings is that in the cave of Altamira, dating from about 37,000 BC and declared, along with nine other Cantabrian caves, as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO; the modern Province of Cantabria was constituted on 28 July 1778 at Reocín. The Organic Law of the Autonomy Statute of Cantabria was approved on 30 December 1981, giving the region its own institutions of self-government.
Numerous authors, including Isidore of Seville, Julio Caro Baroja, Aureliano Fernández Guerra and Adolf Schulten, have explored the etymology of the name Cantabria, yet its origins remain uncertain. It is claimed that the root cant- comes from Celtic for "rock" or "stone", while -abr was a common suffix used in Celtic regions. Thus, Cantabrian could mean "people who live in the rocks" or "highlanders", a reference to the steep and mountainous territory of Cantabria; the name Cantabria could be related to the Celtic root "kant" or "cant" meaning edge or rim thus "coastal district," or "corner-land", "land on the edge" thus having the same probable derivation as the name of the English county of Kent. Cantabria is coastal region, with important natural resources, it has two distinct areas: Coast. A coastal strip of low and rolling valleys some 10 kilometres in width, the altitude of which does not rise above 500 metres, which meets the ocean in a line of abrupt cliffs broken by river estuaries, forming rias and beaches.
Santander Bay is the most prominent indentation in the coastline. To the south, the coastal strip rises to meet the mountains. Mountains; this is a long barrier made up of abruptly rising mountains parallel to the sea, which are part of the Cantabrian Mountains. The mountains are made of limestone with karst topography, occupy most of Cantabria's area, they form deep valleys running north-south. The torrential rivers are fast flowing and of great eroding power, so the slopes are steep; the valleys define different natural regions, delimited physically by the intervening mountain ranges: Liébana, Saja-Nansa, Pas-Pisueña, Miera, Asón-Gándara, Campoo. To the'mountain' region belongs the Escudo Range, a mountain range of 600 to 1,000 metres high that covers 15 or 20 km in a parallel line to the coast in the West part of Cantabria. Towards the south are higher mountains, the tops of which form the watershed between the drainage basins of the Rivers Ebro and the rivers that flow into the Bay of Biscay.
These peaks exceed 1,500 m from the Pass of San Glorio in the west to the Pass of Los Tornos in the eastern part: Peña Labra, Castro Valnera and the mountain passes of Sejos, El Escudo and La Sía. The great limestone masses of Picos de Europa stand out in the southwest of the region: most of their summits exceed 2,500 m, their topography is shaped by the former presence of glaciers. Due to the gulf stream, Cantabria, as well as the rest of "Green Spain", has a much more temperate climate than might be expected for its latitude, comparable to that of Oregon; the region has a humid oceanic climate, with mild winters. Annual precipitation is higher in the mountains; the mean temperature is about 14 °C. Snow is frequent in higher zones of Cantabria between the months of March; some zones of Picos de Europa, over 2,500 metres high, have an alpine climate with snow persisting year round. The driest months are August; the mountainous relief of Cantabria has a dominant effect on local microclimate in Cantabria.
It is the main cause of the peculiar meteorologic situations like the so-called "suradas", due to the foehn effect: the southerly wind coming down from the mountains blows and dry, increasing the temperature closer to the coast. This causes a decrease in air humidity and rainfall; these conditions are more frequent in autumn and winter, the temperatures are higher than 20 °C. Fires are helped by this type of wind: one example is the fire that destroyed part of the city of Santander in the winter of 1941. In these specific cases in the southern part of the mountain range the dry adiabatic gradient produces different conditions to the rest of the region: the wind there is fresher and more humid, there is more rain; the rivers of Cantabria are short and rapid, descending steeply because the sea is so close to their source in the Cantabrian Mountains. They flow perpendicular except for the Ebro, they generally flow year round due to constant rainfall. The rate of flow is modest compared to the other rivers of the Iberian peninsula.
The rapidness of their waters, caused by their steep descents, gives them great erosive power, creating the narrow V-shaped valleys characteristic of Green Spain. Th
Edward Villella is an American danseur and choreographer. He is cited as America's most celebrated male dancer of ballet at the time. Villella was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2007. Villella enrolled in the School of American Ballet at age ten, the High School of Performing Arts, but interrupted his studies to complete his college education, he attended the New York Maritime Academy, where he lettered in baseball and was a championship boxer. He graduated with a marine science degree in 1957, rejoined the School of American Ballet. Villella became a member of the New York City Ballet in 1957, rising to soloist in 1958 and principal dancer in 1960. Among his most noteworthy performances were Oberon in George Balanchine's ballet A Midsummer Night's Dream, Rubies in the Balanchine ballet Jewels, Prodigal Son. Villella was the first American male dancer to appear with the Royal Danish Ballet, the only American asked to dance an encore at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, he danced at the inaugural for President John F. Kennedy, performed for Presidents Johnson and Ford.
He won an Emmy Award in 1975 for his CBS television production of Harlequinade. He danced in two television versions of The Nutcracker, in a ballet film version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, in a 1966 TV production of Brigadoon, in which he played the tragic suitor Harry Beaton. During the 1960s he and his dancing partner Patricia McBride, who starred together in a 1965 television version of The Nutcracker, appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. In 1973, Villella appeared as himself in an episode of The Odd Couple titled "Last Tango in Newark" during which he said that he always wanted to be a professional football player and that he took up ballet to meet girls. In 1983, Villella guest-starred on the soap opera Guiding Light. After retirement as a performer, Villella was the artistic coordinator of the Eglevsky Ballet from 1979—84 and the director of Ballet Oklahoma from 1983—85, he has been artistic advisor to New Jersey Ballet since 1972 and is a special artist at New Jersey School of Ballet. He was named founding artistic director of Miami City Ballet in 1985 and served in that role until 2012.
In 1997, Villella was named a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton. He was named the Dorothy F. Schmidt artist-in-residence at Florida Atlantic University in 2000, he was inducted into the National Museum of Dance's Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame in 2009. Villella and his wife Linda Carbonetto, a former Olympic figure skater, have two daughters named Lauren and Crista. Villella has a son, Roddy. Official website Miami City Ballet Kennedy Center biography of Edward Villella Edward Villella on IMDb Edward Villella performs in Reflections In Space on archive.org Edward Villella performs in Brigadoon on archive.org
Valle de Sedano
Valle de Sedano is a municipality located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census, the municipality has a population of 541 inhabitants. Sedano Cortiguera Cubillo del Butrón Escalada Gredilla de Sedano Huidobro Moradillo de Sedano Nidáguila Nocedo Orbaneja del Castillo Pesquera de Ebro Quintanaloma Quintanilla Escalada Terradillos de Sedano Turzo Valdelateja Páramos Valle del Rudrón
Valle de Valdelucio
Valle de Valdelucio is a municipality located in the province of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census, the municipality has a population of 350 inhabitants. Páramos Valle del Rudrón
Province of Burgos
The province of Burgos is a province of northern Spain, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is bordered by the provinces of Palencia, Vizcaya, Álava, La Rioja, Soria and Valladolid, its capital is the city of Burgos. The Cartularies of Valpuesta from the monastery Santa María de Valpuesta, in Burgos, are considered to be the oldest known documents containing words written in the Spanish language. Since 1964, archaeologists have been working at numerous areas of the Archaeological Site of Atapuerca, where they have found ancient hominid and human remains, the former dating to more than one million years ago, with artefacts from the Palaeolithic and Bronze Ages of man; the site has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The province has an area of 14,300 km² and a population of 375,000 of whom nearly half live in the capital; the other locations higher than 20,000 inhabitants apart from Burgos are Miranda de Ebro and Aranda de Duero, both industrialized.
The Sierra de la Demanda, the northwesternmost end of the Sistema Ibérico, is located in Burgos Province. The most important rivers in the province are the Duero; the river Duero leads to the Atlantic Ocean at Porto, Portugal. Planted near it is a notable vineyard, Ribera de Duero; the north and south-east of the province are mountainous. The Ebro flows to the Mediterranean Sea. In Valpuesta the oldest texts in the Spanish language has been found. Transportation is developed through a wide net of roads. Besides, the province is served by the Burgos Airport, will receive High-speed rail AVE around 2016. In the Bureba Pass area, archaeologists have found evidence of occupation by hominids and humans for more than one million years. Discoveries have included the earliest hominid skull in Europe; the Celtiberian region that became Burgos was inhabited by the Morgobos, Turmodigi and also the Pellendones, the last inhabitants of the northern part of the Celtiberian region. According to the Greek historian Ptolemy, the principal cities included: Brabum, Deobrigula, Ambisna Segiasamon and Verovesca.
Under Roman colonization, it was part of Hispania Citerior and Hispania Tarraconensis. In the fifth century, the Visigoths drove back the Suevi. In the eighth century, the Arabs occupied all of Castiles. Alfonso III the Great, king of León reconquered the area around the middle of the ninth century, built many castles for the defence of Christendom; the area was reconquered. The region came to be known as Castile, i.e. "land of castles". In the eleventh century, Burgos became the capital of the Kingdom of Castile; the province of Burgos is divided in 10 comarcas. Merindades Valle del Rudrón Ebro La Bureba Montes de Oca Alfoz de Burgos Sierra de la Demanda Odra y Pisuerga Arlanza Ribera del Duero The province of Burgos is divided into 371 municipalities, being the Spanish province with the highest number, although many of them have fewer than 100 inhabitants. List of municipalities in Burgos Media related to Province of Burgos at Wikimedia Commons Website of the Autonomous Community of Castile and León Website of the Province of Burgos delegation