Pavement parking is de rigeur in Gata de Gorgos, Alicante, Spain

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David Wilson on May 17, 2009

I've never seen a wheelchair in Gata de Gorgos. The combined effects of pavement parking and wicker products along the length of the high street produces an average width allowed for pedestrians of about 1'6". (The above photo features an uncharacteristically wide stretch of pavement)

The N-332 runs through the middle of the town as its High Street. In the UK there would have been a public outcry and a by-pass would have been built years ago. The Spanish however have the highest tolerance for noise on the planet. Indeed they positively revel in it. It's peace and quiet they cant stand. When that gets too stressful they let off some loud fireworks or do a bit of shouting.

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  • Uploaded on May 17, 2009
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    by David Wilson
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A95
    • Taken on 2006/01/03 12:55:41
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 7.81mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash