Word has it that the monstrosity that has been growing in the Plaza Encarnación, locally known as either “Las Setas” (the mushrooms) or the “Metropol Parasol”, is going to open this Sunday, December 19th. Given the state of the place at the moment it’s hard to believe, but perhaps they are just going to open the lower level where the market stalls are. It would certainly be a boon for the vendors who have been waiting for their new digs (pun intended) for years after it was held up for archaeological excavation and research. And as much as I abhor this atrocious structure, when I had a peek into where the new market stalls will be, it looked very nicely organised indeed.
So do go on Sunday and support the vendors.
Just don’t look up…