Apr 252012

Puerto del Rosario redefines the concept of “tourist”:

This afternoon I went to draw to the promenade, where it widens and forms a square in front of the fountain, which comes to be the “0 km” of the capital, right where the Tourist Office. Unfortunately I have met with the truck of “drainage and treatment” (Saneamiento y Depuración) that was cleaning/unclogging/emptying or whatever they do there, and giving off a sickening smell of sewerage, disgusting. And the truck with the engine running permanently, making excessive noise (needed to run their machines, I guess). I tried to hold out for a while, but it was impossible. How can one draw, or perform any artistic task, with the noise of a truck near the ear and the fetid smell of a cesspool? How can you enjoy a walk? How tourists will want to walk here?

The urban planning of the city leaves much to be desired. And assuming that have the top of the sewer at that location is an unavoidable drawback (and not a bad decision or an economic response without long-term approach) they could find other ways and times to perform such maintenance, which I know is a recurring, not casual.