Found in order to demonstrate Douwe Osinga’s cool Google date hack:
On February 18, 1904 Charles Cazalet, member of an auxiliary bureau of the Bureau de bienfaisance, submitted a report to his fellow members detailing the benefits of establishing a workers’ garden in Bordeaux. This plan called upon the Bureau de bienfaisance to create and fund a series of gardens rented at low cost to needy families. Upon inspection, however, the Bureau’s administrative commission rejected the proposal, acknowledging the need and utility of such a program, but noting also that, except in Nancy, other workers’ gardens in France were “founded by private initiative and maintained by groups independent of public administration.” (Steven M Beaudoin, “Without belonging to public service”: charities, the state, and civil society in Third Republic Bordeaux, 1870-1914)
Grec.net’s time machine can’t remember what happened here that day, except that it was a Thursday. A graphic from La Vanguardia‘s poorly scanned archive (sub) reveals, however, that their principal journalistic obstacle back then was not so much what as where:
I think this is circumstantial evidence for Columbus having been Catalan, and I’m glad my great-grandad wasn’t Danish.
- Catalan banned in Sants
Not so much flogging as snogging a dead horse, here is an excerpt from Rafael Miralles Bravo’s Memorias de un comandante
- Flying stag beetle
Lucanus cervus (Ciervo volante) on the hills above San Juan de Plan in the Pyrenees of Huesca (the second bit of
- Can an independent trade union survive in Spain?
Or do they all live off the state in order to live at all? This re the emergence of an independent
- Zapatero’s Kyoto charade
All last year industry and sections of the PP were saying that there was no way that Spain could meet its
- People’s republic of redundant prepositions
Funny old world: just when I announce that this blog will henceforth be devoted to politics (ie money, sex, violence and