Buildings that count with elevators

Tapioles 3 is located in a Barcelona apartments building from the early twentieth century that has been fully restored and counts with an elevator. If you think about it, an ascension of lifts is to a large apartment block as an abacus is to a child. Drunk a beer from the fridge? Just call the…

Will the trampoline mayor bounce back?

Tremp’s a curious backwater: greyscale your photos of the main street, thronged with nationalist-separatist flags, and it looks like small-town Nazi Germany; but it also agitates periodically for retention of the Spanish army school just up the road, a big local employer. The demonym in Spanish is trempolín, which by the time you’ve standard-Catalanised the…