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Cañada Real – Madrid’s dark secret?

Cañada Real – Madrid’s dark secret?

Street Urchin January 9, 2021 0

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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

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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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Cat and contemporary architecture on the edge of Madrid

Cat and contemporary architecture on the edge of Madrid

Street Urchin December 28, 2019 0

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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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Accessorising in Stansted Airport

Accessorising in Stansted Airport

Gary Carson August 7, 2018 0

  A girl spends five minutes looking at the same scarf in accessorise in Stansted Airport. She’s diminutive, 5ft 5, wearing tight fitting blue jeans which show the slimness of her legs and a

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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

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Street Scenes from Algiers, Algeria

Street Scenes from Algiers, Algeria

Shadraq Rodriguez July 11, 2018 0

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Four years ago, almost to the day, I ambled up the road from my Hackney flat just as the Algeria v Russia World Cup game in Curbita Brazil was reaching its climax.  It was

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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

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‘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

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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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Ralph Waldo Emerson gets the treatment in Bath

Ralph Waldo Emerson gets the treatment in Bath

Street Urchin August 18, 2017 0

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Affluent Bath is not the kind of place that you’d expect to see street art. If you visit your preconceptions will not be challenged. Nevertheless I did spot this piece, an homage to Emerson.

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A new angle on discouraging smoking

A new angle on discouraging smoking

Street Urchin August 8, 2017 0

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  The fear of impotence may be more important than the fear of death

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