KIng Felipe with Mariano Rajoy and Carles Puigdemont. | Sergio Perez
Majorca fell silent at midday on Friday. As it has fallen silent all too often recently. This time, though, the silence was for something closer. The capital of Catalonia had been attacked. But Barcelona is also one of Spain's great cities. Amid the numerous images from last week there were those of togetherness: King Felipe, Mariano Rajoy, the president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, and the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, side by side. There are times when the politics and the differences need to be cast aside. This was such a time.