Losing the fear...

While stretching after my Friday morning run round Gràcia, just off the Plaça de la Virreina, I spotted this piece by Alice Pasquini, an artist who makes regular appearances on this blog. On an electrical switch box, hidden from the locals and tourists having a chilly morning coffee on the terrace of the corner café, this young woman crouches, looking ahead. She’s probably not aware of the message scrawled in Catalan just above her, but I reckon she probably wouldn’t disagree with it, either. The message is aimed at the increasingly corrupt and out-of-touch political class in Spain and Catalunya, which is the target of increasingly desperate and angry street protests. The message, translated, reads: “Watch out! We’re starting to lose our fear.” Let’s hope so.

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