The squatters–for all their social revolutionary bullshit–brought nothing but problems to the neighbourhood, but I’ll miss the cottages and their gardens full of fruit trees. The council–for all its historical memory bullshit–has been responsible for the massive destruction of pre-Civil War workaday architecture. As has been observed elsewhere, who needs Heinkels and Flying Fortresses when you have urban planners?
Around the corner one junkie living in a tent:
… is making way for 132 of the 150,000 prefab social housing units being constructed this year:
Why build yet more housing when the nation’s unsold housing stock is around 2 million? That’s a difficult one.
The remains can be seen on this walk.
- Sant Martí de Centelles slags off anarchists, disagrees on “historical memory”
Some Civil War street plaques sound a dissonant note with respect to the official Popular Front “historical memory” dogma. St James’
- Destruction of old Peking
Ah, but how long before it is rebuilt as a theme park? Plaza de San Felipe Neri is one of the
Barcelona’s dog racing stadium, the Canódromo, is an architectonic miracle–in the sense that it hasn’t yet fallen down–but the whole neighbourhood
- Nunca digas nunca Hamas
A pun on Never say never again on Gracia’s only SWP bodega (one of the proprietors claims to have known Yigael
- Nativity scene, Santa Coloma de Gramanet
None of the evangelists mention San José, electrician: Here’s a lamb emerging from the tower blocks with which urban planners chose to