David was a great guide, well prepared, well presented and enthusiastic about the beauties of the region! Northern Spain is in my bucket list and this presentation helped me understand it's beauty!
A well-crafted seminar presenting 10 different excursions (plus practical transportation information and a hat tip to the local wine). Prof. Hosking lives in The Basque Country and marries a professional love of art and architecture with a solid knowledge of place.
If I had no previous knowledge of the Basque Country I would never visit it! We were taken to 10 towns and given a dreary look at what I can only call poor architectural structures. A Transporter Bridge ( 5 minutes with examples from the rest of the world), a new chapel on the top of a hill, the single tall building in a town. The Bilbao museum was external only with a description of the industrial site it used to be. The discussion on Rioja was inaccurate and the pleas for places to eat in the famous gastronomic area largely ignored.
Altogether the only apalling talk I’ve had on context