Saturday, May 25, 2013

Under the Sun.

The largest city in southern Spain, and what was once the major trading center for the Spanish colonies in the Americas, Seville today is still a bustling city but more focused on tourism than exploitative, extraction based trade policies with the western hemisphere.

This parasol made mostly of wood and glue, hovers over a plaza just outside of the old city. Construction went four years and almost $70 million over budget, but that was back when Spain had money.

Now it's just another beautiful piece of public art, that also acts as a perfect symbol of the unchecked growth and spending of the housing bubble that will be felt for the next decade.

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