Apparently there is a multi-ethnic casa de barrets (hat-house, from the number hanging there) at the top of the John Lennon Musical Garden–there hasn’t been any music there since people used to pop outside the city walls to have a crap:
Here’s the pricelist:
- Argentines: 80€
- Blacks: 30/60€
- Catalans: 50€
- Romanians: 30€
- Columbians: ?
- Ecuadorians: 25€
- Pigs, bitches, cocksuckers, whores in general, etc: unspecified.
Maybe Colin Davies will be able to tell me if these are typical–he seems to have studied the subject in some detail.
Older advertising is more surreptitious. A subtle hint on Gerona cathedral reminds us that the Roman Catholic Church is nothing less than that Great Whore of Babylon:
A nice pair of
knockers acorns on the same edifice:
Finally, lest we forget whose fault it is, Carrer de les Polles, Prick Street:
Gerona is actually remarkably boring. It would be quite a feat to ir romera y volver ramera, to go a pilgrim and return a whore.
[The DRAE says that ramera comes from ramo, which may well be true, although I can’t imagine why, unless it. In my own etymological dreamworld, the source would be the Dutch raam, window, as in raamprostitutie.]
- Dr No
- Automated street sweeping demonstration for infant school in Santa Coloma de Gramanet
Whirling brooms sweep bits of newspaper into a vacuum zone under the truck, whence they are pumped to the bin: Driving lesson:
- “Sorceress” Raquel Meller, TIME Magazine cover
This delectable flor del mal from Barcelona’s Poble Sec district is a daisychain from A Nun’s link to a review of
- Effect of rainfall on wood ants and Ukrainians
Wood ants descending rapidly en masse from a Quercus ilex on Montseny at the onset of a sharp shower: Having spent several
- In praise of shit shovellers
Dung beetle, Sierra de Segura, Albacete, Spain.