Walking down the escalator at Fontana metro, I pass a undistinguished-looking middle-aged woman just as she skilfully inserts her hand into the bag of the girl standing, unaware, on the step below her. I grip her arm and say, Gotcha. Oh no, she says, it’s my daughter, but you’re right to do it: there are so many robberies here. I kind of wonder in retrospect if they were practising.
- Mobile conversation
Plump middle-aged woman with Marty Feldman eyes, hurrying along near the “ancient” synagogue @ 08:30: “Darling, I love you … Stop
- More thrilling Barcelona police action
In the communal hallway two Moroccans are hard at work extracting objects of value from a rucksack–they’ve got a mobile, cash,
- “Where’s the baldie?”
Apparently a bunch of American academics came to Barcelona recently on their annual beano and, rumours about Baldie Tours having spread,
- The sex-life of the Spanish
Curious pleasures in a post-procreation society.
I thought he’d have been chauffeured up to within 100m of the chapel, but full marks to Jordi Pujol for walking