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aerial photos of Catalonia

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« on: December 03, 2007, 10:30 AM »
Hi Nick, I’ve been looking at the photographs of Catalunya, particularly the one of the Delta. Imagine if you were born there in the twenties and lived through those radical changes.  Even the course of the river has been redirected!  When walking near the river the other day I was struck by the contrast of the two banks: on the Zona Franca side, completely industrial, construction going on, heavy lorries etc. (in photo, fields!)  and on the Cal Tet side, the sound of birds, wind in the reeds, kingfishers etc.  Then it was pointed out to me that both sides were completely artificial – the lagoon and the reed beds didn’t exist until very recently.  Shows how quickly wetlands can be recreated – if space for them remains ....   

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 13:20 PM »
Yes, I found them striking and in many ways sad. The river's mouth now is utterly artificial and is encased in concrete. No riverine vegetation has been allowed.

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