Monday, November 22, 2010

Valpo still falling down

This past Saturday just before 14 hrs, those who were close to the municipal Theater heard a huge crash.... It was the falling of parts of a wall of a commercial building across in Uruguay street. One of the crowdest street in Valpo..... one of the latest aftermaths of the earthquake of February 27th past..... where our volunteer firemen had to run fast .
The warning, no money for demolition... and lot of legal problems between owners, municipality and the goverment.... a reality we still have to face in the Almendral neighbourhood..... where we have plenty of buildings condemned but nobody is able to take and pay the bills for it.
At the end of the day, just before getting to the opening of the municipal theater at 7 pm, the firemen and the carabinero police had left and the street vendors (ilegal) had taken back the street as a new alley for their produce.... saying life as normal..... It is surreal.... but this is life in Valpo....