Today is a holiday in Spain. I explained it pretty well last year, I think.
Here you can see the town church, and the building on the far right, under the cherry picker arm is the one I live in. The cherry picker had a guy in it washing the general construction site dust off the brand new apartment buildings that they are just finishing on that side of the street. I always sort of knew that this street would have to be widened when the new building was complete, but it's still kind of sad to see.
The windows aren't even broken!
Rubble lining the streets.
I'm sure that several generations of children grew up at Number 16, scampering into an out of that door. How many romantic good night kisses happened at this threshold? All destroyed.
Check out the view inside the window at Number 18.
This is the view from across a rare green area in Colindres. You can see the brand spanking new apartment complex and the destruction lying at its feet.
Another victim of the new construction is this other house. It's the house with the most character in the whole town. The top part has been designed to look like a boat, complete with live preservers and radio antennae.
And finally, this is a different view of the building site behind my house, with the two cranes. They've got several stories built already.
Number 16 is the only photo that it's ever occurred to me might look better in black and white. Not that there were many colors in the original, but...
Progress: getting rid of the old and bringing in the new.