Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/02/24

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Subject: [Leica] Spain's Economic Collapse
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:03:29 +0100
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Yes, during the boom years lots of white elephants like this were built, 
including the fabulous Centre for Arts and Sciences in Valencia (at least 
that one is nice to look at), the airport in Castell?n (opened 2 years ago, 
not a single commercial flight, ever), etc. Construction workers were 
imported from all over the world, first Eastern Europe, then South America, 
then I suppose even some Chinese--although Chinese construction workers have 
a terrible reputation in Europe, following the fiasco in Poland leading up 
to the 2012 football championships. No matter, here in Spain, until it all 
stopped in 2008, it was all about building, building, building, fuelled by 
cheap credit. Classic boom and bust.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain


On Feb 24, 2013, at 11:12 AM, Richard Man wrote:

>> From the New Yorker. Any thoughts from Nathan, Lluis etc.?
> <
> Hmm... I guess Chinese construction workers worked at some of the facility?
> One picture has Chinese graffiti on the wall...
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