Barcelona, a photo a day

Controversy


Ice-skating on Plaza Catalunya…. Very controversial, as many many Barceloneses think that the 700.000 euros cost to operate it is a slap in the face of the 4.4 Mio unemployed in Spain. And the rising poverty and misery which goes with it, as unemployment benefits are very low in Spain, and hundreds of thousands don’t even get them anymore.

But it brings a smile to this little girl’s face.

Our World on Tuesday, and until Christmas.

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  1. It's a touchy subject Rob. I agree with smudgeon to an extent, but it really must feel like a low blow to the people who are struggling so hard to make ends meet.

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    December 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm

  2. Great post.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

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    December 6, 2011 at 5:14 am

  3. A bit of fun and happiness is needed during the bad times. I can understand people being upset by the costs, but if we didn't have things like this, life would be just that little bit less colourful.

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    December 6, 2011 at 2:40 am