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If you like ghost towns, you'll love Almeria, Spain.
Mark Parascandola
If you like ghost towns, you'll love Almeria, Spain.

(Sept. 18) The Mountain on U Street
Washington state's Phil Elverum has been making lo-fi, atmospheric music inspired by nature for some fifteen years, though seldom under his own name. The musician's acclaimed Mount Eerie project performs at the U Street Music Hall tonight. The band's touring in support of two new albums recorded entirely by Elverum alone in a de-sanctified church.

(Sept. 18-Nov. 18) Once Upon A Time in Almeria
Almeria is a strategically important city on the Mediterranean sea, but it may best be known for the hundreds of films shot within its boundaries. European and American filmmakers discovered the stunning city in the 1960s, quickly realizing the utility of its cheap labor, abundant sunlight, and desert landscapes. Long after Lawrence of Arabia, Patton, and countless spaghetti westerns, film sets remain in various states of disrepair. D.C. photographer Mark Parascandola traveled to Almeria to document the ghost towns, landscapes, and legacy of moviemaking. His images are showing through mid-November at the Spanish Embassy in Northwest.

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