Category Archives: The Street

Leafleteers

The amount of leafleting that goes on here was something that struck me very soon after moving to Spain. The practice always seems old fashioned to me, of the 1960s or earlier, something we learned about in commerce class in … Continue reading

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Dog Walkers

The Parque del Norte is full of dog walkers most mornings, except for days where there is a wind, or a chill in the air, or clouds, or — God forbid — a drop of rain. (Madrileños like their weather … Continue reading

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Rummaging For a Living

I am still shocked, even after living in Madrid for six years, at how many people live off what the rest of us throw out. I live in the north of the city — the supposedly rich part — and … Continue reading

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Mr Parking Meter

I see Mr Parking Meter every morning as I walk the kids to school. He is short and roly-poly — the predominant biotype among Spanish men of a certain age. He sports the incongruous look (for a pensioner) of tracksuit … Continue reading

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