It gives us some pleasure to be mentioned in a book. It means we’ve reached a certain level in popular culture that says we get thought of, considered, rated.
It’s a good feeling. It doesn’t quite surpass the feeling of those daydreams that have us placing a pickpocket’s head between the closing doors of a departing metro, but it’s not a bad feeling.
Jeremy Holland has penned a book entitled: “From Barcelona. Stories Behind The City: Second Edition”
And there we are, lodged somewhere between pages 60 and 70, with a mention, which goes as follows: “They were the dark forces that seemed to run Barcelona. They attacked tourists, pimped streetwalkers and sold bad quality drugs. Their most famous source of income, however, came from thieving and pickpocketing. Anyone on the metro, at the main city sights, looking for a good time at the hundreds of bars and clubs, were their prey. They had become such a part of Barcelona life that they even inspired a website, RobbedinBarcelona.com, with its own popular Facebook page.”
For a few dark, knowledgeable tales about the guts of the city of Barcelona, seek out Jeremy’s book (here).