April 12, 2011

Seville, Spain

Plaza de Espana

aaaand scene!

The Visa ad is wrapped and I'm heading home for an extended travel break.

April 11, 2011

Seville, Spain

We are filming in Seville, which happens to maybe, probably be the burial place of at least most, if not all, of Christopher Columbus.

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He was originally buried in the Americas, as was his wish, but when Spain ceded portions of Dominica to France, they didn't want to risk losing his remains to a foreign power, so they shipped him around from place to place until he finally settled here.

Today, the Dominican Republic claims he's actually still buried in a lighthouse over there, but science assures us that at least some of him is in that box -- for whatever that's worth.

April 10, 2011

Madrid, Spain

The flight from Dubai to Madrid took us about 70 miles from Libyan airspace and less than 200 miles from the fighting in Benghazi. A strange thing to notice while you're watching "Little Fockers."

June 09, 2007

Madrid, Spain
"Tres, Dos, Uno, Bailamos!"

Today was Spain. We got a massive crowd to turn out and dance, largely because of Remo, the guy on the left, and his CPI site.

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The man mobilized about half of Madrid. Melissa and I strolled into the Plaza Mayor on a Saturday afternoon and could feel a static charge for a few seconds before we were identified. Aroundhalf the people there were standing around scoping for a guy who looks like me. The sign-up process took over an hour. We're going to have to leave more time for that when there's a high turn-out.

I'm not going to blog in detail. If I tell myself I need to do that, I know I'll never get around to posting at all. Still got Iceland, England, Ireland, and Portugal to catch up on.

We're moving very fast.

The map should be accurate again on Monday.