OT: The Princess Who Came in from the Cold

Christina Haakonsdatter of Norway, Infanta de Castile, is buried in a sarcophagus flanked by flags of Castile, Spain and Norway in the cloister of the Ex-Colegiata (Collegiate church) of Covarrubias, Burgos (Spain). She was taken here with a large funeral party from Seville (Andalusia, Spain), where she had died suddenly in 1262 (at the age of 28). You can read the full story HERE.

According to Diario de Burgos the Chapel of St. Olav in Covarrubias will open next 18 September.

(The picture is taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Covarrubias_-_Estatua_de_la_princesa_Kristina.jpg)

The Skin I Live In, 2011 (La piel que habito) by Pedro Almodovar

La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In) is a 2011 film by Pedro Almodóvar based on Mygale (2003), a novel by Thierry Jonquet published in English translation as Tarantula in 2005 (Serpent’s Tail). The release date in Spain is next 2 September 2011. I recognise his talent even though he’s not exactly my cup of tea, but I do not miss any of his films either. I do like some (Volver, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), but not all.

Reviews: The Guardian, The Telegraph, and more information at The Independent.

Cannes 2011: Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In – video review