I’m still researching the new Filth walk, which I hope to market multilingually in conjunction with another blogger. One of the things I’ve been looking at is the profusion of illegal, self-built housing, lacking in all basic services, which exists on old factory terrains and in other uninviting places. I met a bunch of Moroccans the other day who have constructed themselves a series small dwellings using building rubble and have dug down and put in a pipe to the water company’s main. On top they’ve built a small communal wash-house which provides hot showers to the block, although the gypsies along the way–similarly deprived–will apparently have no part of it. One of the cool things about these people is their lack of the sense of despair that afflicts the many young people here who see no way of ever being able to afford a place of their own. (PS: a rural squatter camp was noted here.)
- Squats demolished c/ Amor, Horta
One of Barcelona’s last patches of pre-war farms, small factories and cottages is under assault from planners.
- Security guard theory of genetics, gypsy looters, and a bit of general moaning
Some walkers want to have a look round a ruined factory, so conversation must be made with the security guard. He
- Zombie manufacturing
The death agonies of the car industry in Barcelona’s Zona Franca district.
- Finches for sale
I’m beginning to suspect that some people come out walking principally for the bizarre drinking opportunities encountered on the way. This
Someone just wondered whether this walk was an anti-tour. Um, not according to Daniel Kalder, aka the first international congress of