How bad is the day by day situation for somebody living in Spain? – When our reader Anne emailed me this question last week, I thought about answering her directly. But then it dawned on me to take her question and combine it with this years Hogueras 2012 Festivities.
[pullquote]What is it like living in a broke country? [/pullquote]Yes, for those of you who might not know, the Hogueras of San Juan festivities are the largest celebrations in Alicante the entire year. Each suburb of Alicante creates figures out of wood and paper mache which are later burned down in huge bonfires at the night of San Juan ( this year at the 24th of June). The sculptures and miniatures do often point the finger to key areas of failure of politicians and society in general. This year it was like looking in a mirror of all Spain’s problems and current struggle.
As every year, we took a walk around downtown Alicante at Sunday morning to take pictures and a close look at all those lovely and well decorated figures. What a pity that it all goes up in flames just hours later. 😥
Anyway, please join me on a walk through Alicante and have a look at what this all has to do with answering Ann’s question regarding the current situation in Spain.
You can leave your thoughts on Spain, the Hogueras and if you liked this walk around below.