|The dream..,,,,,..and the reality.|
|An empty lot which was |
supposed to be the cultural center.
Bogotá did its part, buying land, making plans and demolishing the existing buildings, to the tune of about one million dollars.
|This grazing horse ignores the sign promising the Spanish Cultural Center.|
With no light at the end of the tunnel for Spain's economy, it would seem best for Bogotá to find another use for this prime piece of real estate: Perhaps a Colombian history academy, which would host public events. Or a public arts center. Or a sports center.
Whenever Spain finds the funds, they'll be able to find another piece of spare real estate in Bogotá.
|Graffiti's the only culture going on here.|
Update: On July 1, El Tiempo reports that Spain's International Cultural Agency says it will build the cultural center. Let's wait and see. I wonder what the indignados protesting against government cutbacks on Spain's streets think about their government spending eight million euros in Colombia?