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Barcelona, Spain - capital of Catalonia - dates back to Rome or before with legends attributing its founding to either mythological Hercules or to Hannibal's father, a Carthaginian who named it Barcino after his family, the Barcas - The Romans took over in approx. 15 BC - it's had a long and colorful history over the centuries since.
Artist Alicia Martin's latest exhibit seems to defy gravity: More than 5,000 books appear to pour out of windows around Spain, creating quite a spectacle for passers-by. The series, called Biografias, is in its third installation, most recently at Madrid's Casa de America.