In the early 1970s, an abandoned cement factory on the western fringe of Barcelona stood as a crumbling relic of Spain's industrial past. Where some people would have been daunted or deterred by the vast and derelict site, the architect Ricardo Bofill was inspired. He envisioned it as the dramatic setting for his home and offices. The living room.
Hemingway once told Fitzgerald to kiss his ass. A hurricane once stranded him for 17 days. He was attacked by a lion. He once tried to just straight up walk into a plane propeller. He drank over two bottles of liquor a day plus wine with every meal. And had absinthe for breakfast. He went out drinking and got into bar fights with James Joyce. He survived five wars. And two plane crashes. And a car crash. And a skylight falling on him when he went to pee in the middle of the night.