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NORAY (origin unknown) Nautical 
1. Bollard, a thick post on a ship of wharf, used for securing ropes and hawsers. 
2. Smallest possible port. 
3. Juan Valbuena´s favorite word. 
4. Book of travels through The Wide Frontier, a territory which coincides approximately with the Mediterranean Sea.


 Available book on phree.es


 / 30 € / 200 copies in English / 21 x16,5 cm / Hardcover with dustjacket

The Wide Frontier is a place with such a strong identity that it has become an intermediate continent within a space that assumes centuries of crossings where thousands of stories are told and hundreds of trips evoked.

  1. Tangier view from Europe-Africa ferry-boat
    Tangier view from Europe-Africa ferry-boat
  2. Arrival to Durres harbour in the ferry from Italy
    Arrival to Durres harbour in the ferry from Italy
  3. Medina of Tunis
    Medina of Tunis
  4. Istanbul: ferry-boat from Asia to Europe
    Istanbul: ferry-boat from Asia to Europe
  5. Port of Cadix
    Port of Cadix
  6. Tangier: old spanish neighborhood
    Tangier: old spanish neighborhood
  7. Naples: La Sanitá neighborhood
    Naples: La Sanitá neighborhood
  8. Marseille: Des Capulines market
    Marseille: Des Capulines market
  9. Beirut: Wound after war in The Green Line, now Bechaar El Khoury Avenue, it was the place where hardest combats happenned.
    Beirut: Wound after war in The Green Line, now Bechaar El Khoury Avenue, it was the place where hardest combats happenned.
  10. Sunday in Naples
    Sunday in Naples
  11. Naples: Forcella neighborhood
    Naples: Forcella neighborhood
  12. Athens and Pyreus from Licabbitos Mountain
    Athens and Pyreus from Licabbitos Mountain
  13. Tangier: El Navegantis Bar
    Tangier: El Navegantis Bar
  14. Beirut: Summer in La Corniche, the Mediterranean Sea is the way out: no problems, no heat.
    Beirut: Summer in La Corniche, the Mediterranean Sea is the way out: no problems, no heat.
  15. The shipyards of Alexandría
    The shipyards of Alexandría
  16. Alexandria: La Corniche
    Alexandria: La Corniche
  17. Palerme: Ballaro Neighborhood
    Palerme: Ballaro Neighborhood
  18. Marseille: La Joliette Neighborhood
    Marseille: La Joliette Neighborhood
  19. Sunday in Durres harbour
    Sunday in Durres harbour
  20. Marseille: Le Panier neighborhood
    Marseille: Le Panier neighborhood
  21. Istanbul: docks of Marmara Sea
    Istanbul: docks of Marmara Sea
  22. Istanbul: a tea on board in Bosphorus Strait
    Istanbul: a tea on board in Bosphorus Strait
  23. Naples: Circumvesuviana market
    Naples: Circumvesuviana market
  24. Beirut: Contactsheet: 12 photos taked  in Bachoura Quartier, poor muslim neighborhhod near  rebuilt BCD (Beirut Central District).
    Beirut: Contactsheet: 12 photos taked in Bachoura Quartier, poor muslim neighborhhod near rebuilt BCD (Beirut Central District).
  25. Istanbul: Beyoglu neighborhood
    Istanbul: Beyoglu neighborhood
  26. Durres: Near Pepeto Hotel
    Durres: Near Pepeto Hotel
  27. La Corniche Sunset: Beirut by the sea, the only space to share between christians and muslims
    La Corniche Sunset: Beirut by the sea, the only space to share between christians and muslims
  28. Alexandria: La Corniche neighborhood
    Alexandria: La Corniche neighborhood
  29. Cadix: La Caleta
    Cadix: La Caleta
  30. Beirut: Message in the private military seashore zone in Manara neigborhood.
    Beirut: Message in the private military seashore zone in Manara neigborhood.
  31. Palerme: Ferry in the harbour
    Palerme: Ferry in the harbour
  32. Alicudi (Italy) is the smallest and isolated of Eolian Island, It exists only one hotel. It opens four months every year
    Alicudi (Italy) is the smallest and isolated of Eolian Island, It exists only one hotel. It opens four months every year
  33. Palerme: Mondello Beach
    Palerme: Mondello Beach
  34. Palerme: Maggione Square
    Palerme: Maggione Square
  35. Tangier: La Kasbah
    Tangier: La Kasbah
  36. Marseille: 14th of July
    Marseille: 14th of July
  37. Marseille: Polar Heat
    Marseille: Polar Heat
  38. Marseille: Corse Bar
    Marseille: Corse Bar
  39. Marseille: Black island
    Marseille: Black island
  40. Cadix: Central Market Square
    Cadix: Central Market Square
  41. Cadix: La Viña neighborhood
    Cadix: La Viña neighborhood
  42. Marseille: Le Richelieu Hotel
    Marseille: Le Richelieu Hotel
  43. Tangier: fish market
    Tangier: fish market
  44. Cadix: La Viña neighborhood
    Cadix: La Viña neighborhood
  45. Palerme: Bar del Porto
    Palerme: Bar del Porto
  46. Cadix: Central Market Square
    Cadix: Central Market Square
  47. Tangier: Zoco Chico
    Tangier: Zoco Chico
  48. Port of Cadiz
    Port of Cadiz

1.
Los Hileros:
The sailors call Los Hileros to the zone where Atlantic Ocean´s water meet quiet Mediterranean Sea.

2.
A short contemporary story narrated by H. in El Navegantis, a small café in Tangier:
“This is my identity card, the same for all sailors. My children and my wife, who is dead. Her name is Fátima Zohra. With her I have two sons, the oldest is ten years old, his name is Omar. The little one is named Ismael. I love them a lot. Now they live in Málaga, with grandma.”

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Diseñado y desarrollado por Julio César González