It was from this salvage action onwards that we truly started researching about the stories behind the buildings and places we carried out the recoverings from.
In April we were invited to have a look into this run down building in Calle Mirador 11, very close to Puerta Tierra, the landmark that separates the historic city of Cádiz from the newer developments. It was in the process of being demolished by the contractor for refurbishment. We were joyful as kids running up and down the shabby central staircase, discovering rooms and corners and trying to figure out how life was in that multifamily style housing from the late XVIII. century. This was a popular building layout in poorer quarters of the city where people living in adjacent smaller flats would share common resources such as toilets, kitchens and the moorish Aljibe (water well reservoir). The building was listed in the Local Council´s heritage protection scheme with a rating 0 (maximum) with regards to underlying archeology and rating 2 for ethnology.