A walk around Valencia
• Walk at Valencia
Each city with a long history was founded in a place where there is water. Sea Is it a river or a lake normal - it does not matter. Water is life.
And what to do in a situation where water is the killer?
If we were in Florence, we would have to answer all poohali, we complained about the numerous floods, hundreds dead and still ... does not do. Many flood was in Valencia, but the city leaders decided the issue. River just moved to a new location. And that's what happened in the old way.
When some people came here from the city center and went for a walk along the promenade.
the Tower on the banks of the river would have looked very impressive.
Sculptures and names still remember the flood.
But now people quietly walk through the huge garden and park area, where many malls, sports facilities and places of recreation.
The whole football field instead of the river against the background of the historic waterfront.
Now this place is called "Turia Gardens." Turia - is the name of the river that flowed here.
The last major flood occurred in Valencia in 1957.
The river is not just burst its banks. It flooded all the surrounding houses, and bridges disappeared under the water. About hundreds of dead, many injured, and the destruction of large multimillion-dollar damages.
Somewhere I read that some of the old houses were built with no windows on the ground floor and the windows were as high as possible. I do not think so. Perhaps the point is that a lot of time has passed? Or maybe just rumors that are without anything.
In some places of the greens and the banks have not seen.
Also in 1957 the provincial government decided to no longer endanger the life of the city and moved the river channel by 3 kilometers.
It took 16 years for realization.
The beautiful building of the embassy.
Planted after drainage of the river gardens have become a great attraction. Not everywhere dare to change the river beds. And in Valencia to get a unique blend of the old town with its narrow streets and beautiful vast open spaces!
Once upon a time it was a promenade too.
Earlier in the tower watched, and now the camera.
Some bridges have advanced.
Many descents and for cyclists.
You and the metro station is, the output of which are made "on the bottom."
Mostly bridges look so beautiful that delight there is no limit!
Photo almost in the middle of the roadway ... No, there is not empty. I just - crazy at the transition time to make this picture.
I can not pay attention to the house. On the thermometer temperature is only 25! (Photo taken on August 27)
to the bridge there was clearly a good attitude.
I wonder: there are always a few people? Or tourists are attracted only center in Valencia?
Last picture for today oiled and made by crop, but in itself is very significant. If you can not go, then you show it a thousand times!