American in Spain

Balcony of Death

March 25, 2007

Colindres, like many European towns, I suppose, is full of old, crumbling houses that are just waiting to be torn down and turned into modern apartments. In the nearly two years I've been here, I've seen half a dozen of these historical treasures get the kiss of the bulldozer. In a casual Sunday morning walk around town, I couldn't resist snapping a picture of this one. There's something quite funny about this "balcony". I can only imagine that there once was an external staircase leading up to it.


"Even though you are my grand nemesis, I have invited you into my home and would like to show you the wonderful view from my balcony. After you..."