Antic Fer

That’s how Barcelona waterfront dealers in over-priced junk on the waterfront transliterate. I don’t know how long they’ve been doing it or how we can stop them. It is not particularly amusing.

Born to grind

This may just be one of those hateful things people here say about the capital, but someone the other day told me that, in the first part of the C20th, the number of barrel organs per head of population in Madrid far exceeded that in Barcelona. Armando Palacio Valdés’ autobiographical La novela de un novelista…