STORIES FROM A CITY
ISSUE #3 BARCELONA

For our third issue of Out Here, we journeyed right into the capital of Catalan, Spain’s second largest city; Barcelona. Known for its beautiful beaches, trademark Gaudi architecture and gothic cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, during our exploration we discovered just how much more the city still has to offer. Barcelona’s culture and heritage runs deep throughout its history, but what surprised us was just how eager the city is to support its burgeoning cultural scenes and subcultures. From an urban art gallery, to a craft brewery, via a thriving skate spot and sampling more than enough delicious local cuisine, we left the Catalonian capital with all of our travel quotas more than met.

STORIES FROM BARCELONA


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BASE ELEMENTS

Robert, the founder and owner of Base Elements, moved to Barcelona from San Diego 14 years ago. His aim was to build an art space that would act as a hub for artists, both gallery and street, and as a working studio, for artists to work in residence.

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CAN MASDEU

Unbeknown to us as visitors, Barcelona has a long association with squats and self-governing communities. At any one time there may be 20-30 active squats both in and just outside of the city. Can Masdeu is one of the larger, and more permanent, squats who also invite locals to visit every Sunday.

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MACBA

Of all the places we had a chance to sit, take a minute and just relax, this large square of flat, unobstructed concrete was one of the most enjoyable. MACBA is one of Europe’s most popular skate spots and a really great place to hang out with a couple of beers.

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MORITZ

Moritz Brewery sell beer all over the world, but if you visit the city from which it originates you’ll find a number of different beers that are only, and can only, be sold in the city in which it is made. Using both modern technology while preserving traditional ingredients, Moritz are a unique brewery.

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SCOOTERS

As well as being the most convenient way to get around the city, for locals and tourists, the number, variety and noise of the scooters in Barcelona is unmistakable. It is impossible not to start picking out your favourites.

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CITY GUIDE

Here are just a few of the places in Barcelona that left an impression on us. Including a secret city tour, a proper absinth bar, and a view of the city from a mountain.

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STORIES FROM ISSUE #2 / COPENHAGEN


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MICHAEL LODBERG

Michael Lodberg Olsen is a social entrepreneur who focuses on helping local communities to engender change for themselves. His current project is the street magazine ‘ILLEGAL!’…

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WRENCHMONKEES

Per and Nicholas started Wrench Monkees in 2008, after 10 years customising old off-road motorcycles, Kawasaki 750’s and even mopeds as kids. They now customise motorbikes for customers all over the world.

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HELLERUP

We stumbled across this neighbourhood dubbed the Beverly Hills of Copenhagen and were instantly entranced by the intriguing houses.

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CHASSIS ARCADE

Chassis Arcades is Copenhagen’s first and only traditional amusement arcade. Located in a basement shop front in northern Copenhagen.

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STORIES FROM ISSUE #1 / BERLIN


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IRAQI EMBASSY

In 1974, the GDR built Iraq a dedicated Embassy building in Pankow, north-west Berlin. It now stands empty and abandoned.

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S.O.T

A tattoo crew that span Europe. Specialising in single needle ‘prison’ style, Ricaletto’s tattoos are crude, imaginative and charismatic.

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THE BUNKER

The Bunker, with its windowless facade and rusted steel doors, can be found looming in Berlin’s most central district Mitte.

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TAG CATALOGUE

It is very hard to find a spot of empty wall in Berlin. Wherever you look in Berlin there are tags, stickers, paste-ups, and stencils.

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