Spain Today showcases student work in upper-division Spanish Peninsular courses. SPN 412 students researched and wrote 22 “paseos” in Madrid and Barcelona to guide our travels. May 2013 marks the thirtieth anniversary of my travels to Spain. In an English-language blog, The Aqueduct, I provide context for sites, events, issues and artistic works in Spain today. In a blurring of the academic and the personal, I reflect on my own history with Spain. The aqueduct bridges the past and present and soars upward in the pursuit of cultural understanding.