A young Latino with a moderately loud blaster gets on at Sant Andreu. I’m trying to talk to people, so I’m grateful when a Latino security guard comes through the carriage just after Torre de Baró. He walks over to the young guy, taps him on the shoulder, motions him to turn UP the sound, and stands over by the door nodding along.
- David Icke-like view of the relationship between pigeons and statues
Statues are designed to be bird-friendly on the orders of a mysterious avian deity, which may have held sway over Luis
- Mugger mugged (2)
There’s a piece on Barcelona pickpockets by Laura Nicolás over at Avui (MT English here–don’t worry, they’re not actually stealing postmen).
- Assaulted by a pine processionary caterpillar!
With chunks of Dioscorides and Andrés Laguna, including the wonderful story of what happened when an impotent bridegroom and a constipated
Public morality on the train to Vilafranca.
- Pantomime-horse-drawn fake barrel organ
I thoroughly approve of Reactor‘s carriage propulsion concept: But will I be able to find such people to draw me across Europe?