Iberia: natural history and environment

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Sunday, July 18, 2004

Costas in Literature


Following on from ‘the State of the Coast’ (see below) here’s a few literary references I’ve come across on the condition of the costas.

The mountains had withdrawn from the sea, keeping their distance a mile inland, Near Sotogrande the golf courses began to multiply like the symptoms of a hypertrophied grassland cancer. White-walled Andalusian pueblos presided over the greens and fairways, fortified villages guarding their pastures, but in fact these miniature townships were purpose-built villa complexes financed by Swiss and German property speculators, the winter homes not of local shepherds but of Düsseldorf ad-men and Zürich television executives. Read (page down)

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