Some more old nonsense from El Diario de Barcelona, 1894/8/22, quoted in Paco Villar, Historia y Leyenda del Barrio Chino (1900-1992):
At the beginning of calle Conde del Asalto [ie carrer Nou de la Rambla], almost opposite the entrance of Crédit Lyonnais, a special beverages establishment has opened its doors, equipped with an entirely new system. Distributed throughout the shop are 10 automatic apparatus constructed of iron and marble, each containing a special drink which pours from the tap by means of the weight of a 10 centime coin which the drinker places in a hole. The cups are also washed automatically, to which end the drinker presses a spout with the base of the cup or glass and the water gushes forth by means of pressure until it is clean.
Check this fine interview with Violeta la Burra, courtesy of la Gazza Lazza. To demonstrate to you how much standards have
- The Charleston
“It is an overwhelming and barbarous dance. “
- Cocaine: long sentence coming up
This excerpt from a court statement made on 1928/1/11 is taken from Paco Villar’s Historia y Leyenda del Barrio Chino (1997): On
- Fine babies for sale
A foreign baby-trading story in the papers the other day was greeted with general horror. Here then is a Barcelona court
- The metro to Nou Barris
Pictures of houses and a Derbi.