VALENCIA where the money flows

In Valencia the architect Santiago Calatrava built his futuristic “City of Arts and Sciences” (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) – very expensive, the city got poorer.
Palau
photo via flickr.com by Javier Angel López – sent to my flickr group BLOG IT! – click on the photo to enter his collection…
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In Valencia the architect Santiago Calatrava built his futuristic “City of Arts and Sciences” (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) – very expensive, the city got poorer. To attract visitors they built a new harbor for the America’s Cup (with a wall going deep into the water dividing dirty harbor water from clean America’s Cup water); very expensive, the city got poorer. Then they decided to build a street circuit round the harbor for the European Formula One Grand Prix. Valencia = where the money flows – very near to the great gesture of Calatrava’s architecture is a Kindergarten – a fence and some steel containers – no more money available for a house of stone. 25% are jobless in Valencia. Yesterday the prime minister of Spain lost his job: like in Greece and Italy times are a-changing: the Euro crisis goes on. Why?

related links:
Valencia, Spain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valencia,_Spain

Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciutat_de_les_Arts_i_les_Ci%C3%A8ncies

Santiago Calatrava
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago_Calatrava

America’s Cup
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America%27s_Cup

Formula I
European Formula One Grand Prix, once a year

Kindergarten
no photos available, saw a TV documentation …

emisferic
another photo via flickr.com by Javier Angel López – sent to my flickr group BLOG IT! – click on the photo to enter his collection…
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writer, photographer, guitarist

19 responses to “VALENCIA where the money flows

  1. valencia è bellissima…l’ho visitata quest’estate…di volata..ahimè…
    la foto è un esplosione di bellezza!
    buon lavoro
    vento

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  2. Caroline

    Wow, these are stunning, thanks. Great post Frizz!

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  3. What a magnificent building. I love fancy architecture. 🙂

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  4. You know such beautiful things.

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  5. I’m torn. On the one hand, I see such a wonderful feat architectural art. On the other hand, I can’t stop thinking about all the people that could have been helped with that money.

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  6. Very impressive (and beautiful). The age old question, however, remains unanswered: Is the awe-inspiring worth the price?

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  7. What a shot, but how unfortunate the state of affairs there. Margie

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  8. . . . . and London is hosting the Olympics next year! Certain spending priorities seem to exist within their own small universes but the impact is enormous. Beautiful shots as always so at least something in the grim times . . .

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  9. It’s just awesome. Generally architecture shows human’s desire.

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  10. Wow stunning photos!

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  11. Love the second photo. Perfection.

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  12. Lack of respect for society, lack of understanding of priorities, pouring money directly into some contractorship pocket. Lack of undertanding of economical politics and social priorities. Thanks for the report on the fleecing of EU.

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    • Lack of respect for society, lack of understanding of priorities…
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      yes, architects are earning much money and enjoy their modern palaces
      – teachers have to watch the poverty of children and families …

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  13. TBM

    The building is stunning, but we can’t forget the people who are suffering.

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  14. Caroline

    Frizz-
    sometimes I feel so shallow for I can not understand nor deal with these injustices. I am thankful for your voice that does, on both counts. I like the Crusader you show us in you, that you take a stand for the voiceless. Good post, excellent photos too.

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