Mal aparcado posts photos of absurd and illegal parking. There are often so many cars and scooters parked on the pavements in Barcelona that the only place left to walk is the road. Barcelona shots include a nice one of three Mosso-mobiles illegally parked nose-to-tail to go snacking in a bar. Anecdote: The other day two revolting pijos are gesticulating over a laptop in a chic bar on the mountain, their large and shiny Merc parked on the zebra outside. Two parking wardens come along and start writing a fine. One of the pijos goes out and in full sight of everyone presses something into the hand of one of the wardens, who wander off. The car remains where it is and more coffee is ordered.
- Spanish pavements again
Does anyone know what they’re for?
Liseuse posts on the difficulties of selecting from coffee menus and of translating coffee specialities from German. It would be nice
- What Theo van Gogh really said
There’s a deserved attack here by Franco Alemán on a lousy article by Carmen Montón in La Vanguardia, the paper for
- Spanish pavements
They’re not necessarily for pedestrians.
- Literary ways and means, and the triviality of love
Enrique Jardiel Poncela claims in an afterword to have written his “quasi-cosmopolitan novel”, Amor se escribe sin hache (Amor is written