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Homeless Chinese in Barcelona

Posted: January 24th 2013 12:13. Last modified: January 24th 2013 12:24

Plus, how to acquire a country house for next to nothing.

Segmentation of the bed-in-a-shed market

Posted: May 25th 2012 18:17. Last modified: May 25th 2012 18:29

Brand it "gypsy" and the desert is your oyster.

A curious Spanish, Trafalgar-era, overshot waterwheel

Posted: May 15th 2012 19:18. Last modified: May 24th 2012 14:15

Someone please explain to me how it works.

Spain, zombie kingdom?

Posted: April 13th 2012 10:48. Last modified: April 13th 2012 10:52

Some terrible discoveries along the Llobregat.

Two cool & contrasting Barcelona retro photo series

Posted: April 5th 2012 19:36. Last modified: April 5th 2012 22:34

With a chart comparing Catalan to Madrilenian GDP 1980-2009.

Una iglesia llamada ajo

Posted: November 24th 2011 15:57. Last modified: November 24th 2011 16:21

I know, I know.

Plumbing economics in Barcelona

Posted: July 28th 2011 11:00. Last modified: July 28th 2011 11:02

Two ways of screwing up a boiler installation and still making a profit.

Pi$$-poor flat advertising in Barcelona

Posted: July 27th 2011 16:13. Last modified: August 15th 2011 11:02

If in doubt, lead off with an exploding boiler.

Canute, defeated by the waves, will nevertheless fix your plumbing

Posted: March 19th 2011 12:00. Last modified: March 19th 2011 12:04

New business card from Barcelona's best odd-job man.

Eye of the sabre-toothed tiger in Horta, Barcelona?!

Posted: March 11th 2011 21:50. Last modified: March 11th 2011 21:51

Could extravagant and shameless extrapolation of the last glacial period put the fear of the woolly mammoth into the council?

Montserrat Tura and PSC hypocrisy in La Clota, Horta

Posted: February 7th 2011 21:10. Last modified: February 15th 2011 10:01

The demented, evil swine has herself photographed in a neighbourhood her party has spent the last 20 years doing its damnedest to destroy.

Paradise and town-planning

Posted: June 5th 2010 12:29. Last modified: June 5th 2010 12:34

The Turks and Jews of Istanbul demonstrate that co-existence is not impossible.

Regional government doesn’t have to be a hysterical disaster

Posted: April 1st 2010 14:49. Last modified: April 1st 2010 15:21

Georges Frêche in Languedoc-Roussillon: If possible with Paris, if necessary without Paris, but never against Paris.

Catalan language policy: Marxist, Stalinist, Francoist or fascist?

Posted: January 27th 2010 16:40. Last modified: January 27th 2010 16:50

The precedents for, and some possible implications of, the Catalanisation of Barcelona's cinemas. Plus some crowd-pleasing video of the Quebec language police in action. (Allez! Allez! Allez! And the hell with the economy!) All in somewhat fevered response to an article by Martin Dahms in the Tages-Anzeiger.

Why I’m called Trevor

Posted: November 12th 2009 17:10. Last modified: November 19th 2009 23:59

Or rather, how my grandfather seems to have been named after a minor railway station.

The lurch and fall of the Almería coast

Posted: September 5th 2009 11:04. Last modified: September 5th 2009 11:11

Excerpts from Juan Goytisolo and Ramón Fernández Palmeral, with an epitaph from George Orwell.

Fiesta mayor programmes and Zapatero

Posted: August 29th 2009 14:46. Last modified: August 31st 2009 09:40

Party political prejudice, or yet more historical memory bollocks?

“Discretion Environment Elegance”

Posted: May 26th 2009 19:37. Last modified: May 20th 2010 11:13

An illegal brothel at Girona Airport.

Virgin and Child

Posted: May 22nd 2009 11:02. Last modified: May 22nd 2009 11:09

At Giseno, Lago di Como.

Two Brad Pitt exclusives

Posted: April 16th 2009 09:57. Last modified: April 16th 2009 10:01

  • French farmer tells him, "Get off my land!"
  • Did a Pakistani Dracula turn Brad and Angelina into zombies?

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