Friday, 23 March 2007

Spain Leads Europe

That Spring they began the demolition of a building on the other side of the road.

Not a sight for the apprehensive.

On the roof the demolition gang (no safety harnesses, not even hardhats) began to bring down the walls.

By hand.

Mallets swinging, they smashed out the bricks quite literally from under their own feet.

They laughed when I worried.

The Spanish Macho is fearless and strong.

The Spanish incidence of mortality on construction sites is one of the worst in Europe.

Mainly, of course, because many Spanish Construction Companies cut costs at the expense of worker safety.

The Entrance to the Tunnel

Demolition was completed without incident. But there, where the mountain sloped down to what had been the back yard of the building, the entrance to a tunnel was now visible.


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