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Mmmm Madrid

Street Urchin January 9, 2021 0

Elegant city without pretention or ostentation Madrid is artistic. Its elegant, stylish and colourful. Sometimes it verges on the tacky. It lacks the pretentiousness of Paris and the ostentatiousness of London. The beautiful tiling

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Madrilenos having time of their lives in the snow

Madrilenos having time of their lives in the snow

Street Urchin January 9, 2021 0

Madrid, this weekend, has experienced a rare snowstorm. The city is coated with snow, which in some places comes to above knee height. For many parts of the world, and for some parts of

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Cañada Real – Madrid’s dark secret?

Cañada Real – Madrid’s dark secret?

Street Urchin January 9, 2021 0

This weekend its been snowing in Madrid. Its up to the knees. No-one can remember snow as deep as this in the city. I’ve been enjoying look at pictures from El Pais and BBC

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Has the Cambridge Mill Road mural missed the point about diversity?

Has the Cambridge Mill Road mural missed the point about diversity?

Street Urchin September 4, 2020 0

Over ten years ago the BBC published a news article describing Mill Road as one of Cambridge’s most culturally diverse areas. In 2020 Mill Road, unlike the rest of Cambridge, is an upmarket mixture

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A secular celebration at Easter: La Fiesta de Genarin

A secular celebration at Easter: La Fiesta de Genarin

Street Urchin April 12, 2020 0

In the northern Spanish city of Leon, they have a secular tradition at Easter time, which rather than celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, celebrates the spirits and time of one time resident Genarin.

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Cat and contemporary architecture on the edge of Madrid

Cat and contemporary architecture on the edge of Madrid

Street Urchin December 28, 2019 0

In 2008 the financial crash bought a halt to new house building on the outskirts of Madrid. The result was a large number of skeleton estates: pavements, street lighting, bins and benches had been

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El Parque Victimas del terrorismo en Boadilla

El Parque Victimas del terrorismo en Boadilla

Street Urchin September 8, 2018 0

In Boadilla del Monte, a right wing suburb on the eastern extremities of Madrid, the local authority have decided to name a playground in the suburb by the name of ‘Victims of Terrorism Park’.

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Donald Trump sticker, just off Old Street, London

Donald Trump sticker, just off Old Street, London

Street Urchin July 28, 2018 0

May

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Modelling North Face jackets Mark Vallée’s crew challenge neoliberalism!

Modelling North Face jackets Mark Vallée’s crew challenge neoliberalism!

Street Urchin January 8, 2018 0

‘Vandals and the City’ is about a group of men, referred to as a ‘crew’, who go around putting graffiti up on different bits of London. The text in the book—essentially a foreword—was written

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In 1982 Heinz J Kuzdas started to photograph the Berlin Wall

In 1982 Heinz J Kuzdas started to photograph the Berlin Wall

Street Urchin January 1, 2018 0

The Berlin Wall was the physical and iconic epicentre of the cold war between the Soviet Union and the United States during the latter half of the twentieth century. The history of the wall

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