I’m really fond of Eulàlia Petit’s Barcelonetes because, unlike the overwhelming majority of distinctly underwhelming blogs here, it provides useful stuff and not house, garden and kitchen chitchat. Take, for example, this drawing of a vendor using simple Roman scales (una romana) in a Montpellier market. Close-ups of others here and here, and here‘s a patent application by Javier Fernández Paez for a fried potato dispensing machine based around the same technology.
- Novels, blogs, democracy
Eulàlia Petit@Barcelonetes is right about exhibitions at Barcelona’s CCCB–too much curation, not enough content. She says a variety of interesting things
- French great granny
Eulàlia Petit@Barcelonetes is serialising the life of her great grandma, and it looks like being a great read. This is where
- Julia Maiana, murdered by a husband cruel
Eulàlia has discovered a Gallo-Roman memorial in Lyon to a woman murdered by her husband. I like blogs with photos, but
- Patron saint of Barcelona swapped because of climate change?
When the original cathedral was consecrated in 1058, it was dedicated to the Holy Cross and to St Eulalia, who on
- To what extent are Barcelona’s “Roman” walls a modern reconstruction?
The 1697-based map here shows the medieval defences but nothing Roman. Comparing both maps with stuff like this also suggests that