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    Nights Around Concrete

    Nights Around Concrete

    Line 9 in catalan sounds like “line new”, nine is “nou”, “nou” also means new. But this line still unfinished. It’s quite boring for me to write about Line 9 again. Too much concrete. “We’ve been quiet but busy”, busy failing a lot. Lots of nights without even getting out our cameras from our backpacks, not reaching our destinations, bloody heads, smashed knees and rivers of sweat between speeding trains. All that pain didn’t even end up with an epic night. Like ants in summertime we’ve been trying and trying but it became an unexpected dry season of achievements that ended…

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    The Opener

    Eighteen months ago I took my first apprehensive steps into the Barcelona rail system. Not metro at first, but the Renfe, an altogether different animal with bigger, faster trains and bigger distances between stations. After my first day in the…

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    To Boldly Go

    “There is a place in the metro, a yard. It’s dangerous; Even some of the toughest writers won’t go there, the guards are skinhead neo-nazis ready to fight and they carry weapons. It’s a war and that’s where the main…

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    Small Steps In Milan

    We circled the area a few times, hoping the police had decided they were no longer interested in whatever shady character the man in the torn coat and sunglasses might have been. We decided he was an international drug lord…

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    Sleep When You’re Dead

    Someone recently noted something about me that was probably excessively apparent but has become so much a part of my life that I don’t give it a second thought anymore. We were sat in my nice air conditioned office discussing…

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    Ventlife

    I’ve heard and read a lot of stories from different countries, but I’ve never heard anything from mine. So why don’t I tell you about one Barcelona rat? It seems that there are only stories about writers here, it’s even…

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    The Confession

    Do not expect any confessions from us you idiot. Buy a celebrity magazine or some shit like that. On the surface there’s only boredom, nobody helps each other out, but fortunately underground everything is good. Partnerships arise and the truth is told. So…

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    Rat Proverbs

    Blurred thoughts of a bunch of rodents running tracks in Barcelona city. Renfe, Metro Line 2, 3, 4, 5 and also the unfinished 9/10 line plus some derelict metro and train locations adorn this post. Taken through various misadventures featuring the…

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    Iseb: The Worm Maiden

    This is a story that must be told. Perhaps it is still the influence of HER strength that makes me write now. Fuck knows when all this madness started. You like tunnels huh? If you are a true tunnel fan,…

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    Barcelona Disused Stations

    This is a compilation which has been a work in progress for a long time. It was my initial motivation and my starting point for venturing underground. I decided I had to see them all. In some cases there’s only…