Wed, 17 Jan 2007

Frenando Alfonso visits València

So last monday, the F1 team “Vodafone McLaren Mercedes <youraddhere>” unveiled their new car, new drivers and all the stuff in València. Many Valencians are still wanki^Wexcited about the event.

Our Great Leader Paco Camps and his Great Team of Consellers prepared a urban racing circuit emulating Monaco, so people could enjoy Fernando Alonso's driving skillz right next to their homes. To accomplish this, one of the most important arteries of the city was closed during 8 or more hours, during a working day, when transit is busiest. And better yet, 1,200,000€ of public money, our money, was spent to set up a show which basically was a huge advertisement of a private team.

This is València though, the land of “mosatros, més!”, and Valencians are pretty much happy with how their taxes are used, or how the city is quickly becoming a huge circus, after 12 (soon to be extended to 16) years of Partido Popular. I can't wait for the 32nd America's Cup!

If anything positive, this show may change the name of the bridge where the Pope did his stuff last Summer (at the time, it was closed to transit during 3 months). Until now popularly called “El Puente del Papa”, hopefully it'll morph to “El Puente de Alonso”, at least until the next show. If I need to choose between Ratzinger and Alonso, hey, give me Alonsomania!

Tot plegat era un gran acte de promoció de l'ús de la bicicleta a València City. Mira que no veure-ho...

Posted by Marc at Wed Jan 17 12:57:43 2007

I'm Valenciano and I like how my government spent my monet to make Valencia more International. Do you speek about Barcelona and Forum de las Naciones? About money spent by Catalonian government?

Leave valencian's problems for valencias people, and be happy!

Posted by Diego Bas at Wed Jan 17 16:12:04 2007

Surprise Diego!

I was born in Valencia and have never lived outside this city. I could speak about Barcelona, but the stuff that really annoys me is what happens around here.

Valencian problems are my problems. If "making Valencia more international" means spending more than 332 million € (to date, still lots to spend) to build an Opera House for a city that doesn't even have its own opera, then I wish Valencia wasn't on the maps even.

Posted by Jordi at Wed Jan 17 19:45:06 2007

"I am Valenciano!

I am churro, i què passa?? xDDDD

Posted by miquelsi at Fri Jan 19 16:59:35 2007

Molt bona descripció d'una triste situació.
Si 8 minuts d'exhibició de l'Alonso valen interrompre la vida d'una ciutat i malgastar els impostos, malament anem.
Si amb 8 minuts de soroll anem a donar una imatge internacional del Capicasal, pitjor anem.
Sembla que això de la America's Cup no és prou destarifo per donar una imatge internacional i que portar el Iglesias a fer el xou amb Zaplana fa uns anys no fa escarmentar ningú.
Esperem que algun dia se'ls obriran els ulls a molts.
--Un altre valencià desterrat.

Posted by Carlos Blanquer at Fri Jan 19 22:54:49 2007