Sunday, 17 July 2011

Foul Smelling Vilanova Ditch Finally Covered

The ditch which used to cut through the area Baix a Mar of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf) has finally been covered and, instead, there is now a promenade from the train station down to platja del Far plus a playground for the children.

Ditches like this one, so typical for coastal towns in Catalonia, stand dry during most of the year, but are necessary to avoid flooding during the torrential rains we often see in the autumn.

As I see it, to cover them in urban areas is anything but a luxury investment since the stagnant water in them can have a very foul smell.

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