Housing shortage

Here‘s a free translation of a verse sung door-to-door by caramelles in Sant Cugat on Easter Sunday of 1948: “Neither house nor home here for lots of folk./This overcrowding’s getting past a joke.” The Andalusians who arrived here in the 20s built themselves cave and shack homes on the margins of Montju├»c, and many were deported to places like Santa Coloma de Gramenet to make way for the 1929 Exposition. A Moroccan gentleman of unsound mind who has built himself a tree house somewhere along this walk will presumably suffer a similar fate at some stage.

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