Friday, 2 November 2007

Rutger von Blum

As many of you know, we are located in Barcelona. To be precise, the space is located in one of the famous Eixample corners ( 45° corner blocks known as chaflanes)
at the crossing of c. Casp and c. Roger de Flor.

When we started choosing names for the space the first thing that caught our attention was the word Flower in the street name (flor is flower in english)
We researched a bit and found out that Roger de Flor was also like Jessica from German origins.
A pirate, a merchant, a Templars Knight, part of the Catalan company, married to the Byzantine emperors cousins daughter....turning him into a duke.
We have gone through diverse stories on the internet and through encyclopedias.
Some appealing and some leaving us with distraught on what a man he might have been.
Was he a bloody merchant? or was he actually helping fugitives get away from a massacre?
We only know what has been written and told by other people's opinions.

We have then decided to write our vonblum in one word, so that way we can give this name a new meaning. Yes, we will also want to be part of Catalan history, but in a very different way.

If you want to know more about Roger de Flor we have added a bibliography from the places we have searched in below.

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