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Monday, February 13, 2012

Working

We forget easily that Barcelona is still a working fishing port. Here is one of the rare remaining working boats.

4 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Interesting...
«Louis» just "assumed" that Barcelona is still a busy and active port, including for fishing. That it isn't is similar to San Francisco. There are very few remaining working fishing boats in San Francisco. During the 60s and 70s, the very militant Longshoremens Union drove the shipping lines across the bay to Oakland - so now the port of San Francisco has almost no shipping business while Oakland has boomed. Radical "environmentalists" have made it difficult and expensive for cruise ships to stop in San Francisco, so it is now a "big deal" if a cruise ship calls on the city. All of this has cost businesses and restaurants in San Francisco a fortune in lost revenues.

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful picture and I'm enchanted by your header! :)
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous shot Rob, love the white and blue, nice reflections also. Looks like a very hard working vessel!

VP said...

Nice picture, Fishing boats are quite common here too and not too different...

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