An amply dimensioned gypsy lady is vending six small cacti in pots and two bunches of cut chrysanths outside the municipal market building. An impeccably dressed faux-blonde pija approaches.
–Three cactus for five euros! lovely flowers! three lovely cactus for five euros! lovely…
–I want three cacti, that one, that one and that one.
–That’ll be ten euros, gorgeous.
–But you just said it was five for three.
–Those ones are ten euros, gorgeous.
–So which ones are five euros for three?
–They’re lovely, aren’t they, gorgeous. Three cactuses for ten euros! who’ll buy my lovely flowers!
- Revenge of the Spanglish
“We put with the low ones when to a leñero and small player of stature we called dwarf to him. And
- Spring is here (again)
I have been up the coast a couple of times this week (off again tomorrow) and I don’t think I’ve ever
- Get your lice at Vic municipal market this Christmas
Vic, deepest Catalonia, has a council that cares – but not necessarily about ratepayers: In the Mercat Municipal de Vic (Municipal
- Segmentation of the bed-in-a-shed market
Brand it “gypsy” and the desert is your oyster.
- Whenever I see The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, I think of Alphonse Laurencic
And here. I would dearly love to find out more about Alphonse and his creations. Someone once showed me a magazine