INSTAGRAM BRINGS HOTEL SUCCESS
Management of the Hotel Fontana and Hotel Madrid in Torrevieja are praising the Instagram photography exhibition which has taken place in Torrevieja, as it has given them a boost to guests staying in the establishments.
Two hundred pictures were on display at the Vista Alegre exhibition centre, all taken and processed using a smartphone application which gives the pictures a “retro” feel, and then shared through social network sites. The exhibition was the first of its kind in Spain and proved considerably more successful than some of the sporting events which were also happening at the same time.
WORK TO START ON TORREVIEJA SCHOOL
The Health and Safety plan submitted before work could commence on repairing the derelict Acequión school in Torrevieja has been approved, meaning that the renovation work will now be able to start almost immediately.
Some 450 students and teachers have been attending school in portacabins since September, 2012, and the project has suffered a number of setbacks and confusion, but the 4 million euro project will now start to become a reality.
GRAVE UPGRADE WORK STARTED
The process of transferring the remains of hundreds of people who were laid to rest in the municipal cemetery in Torrevieja has begun, moving them to the new facilities whilst their old tombs are demolished.
Work is almost complete in upgrading the historic cemetery and the process of transferring the bodies will take a considerable amount of time, as it is done with care and precision so as not to cause a disturbance or distress to the families of those being transferred. A new pricing structure has also been created at the facility, but most of those who are being transferred have been given a free upgrade.
SEMANA SANTA MUSEUM CONSTRUCTION STOPPED
The company who are constructing Torrevieja´s Semana Santa museum, which will hold all of the displays normally used during the Easter holy week parades, have stopped working on the project as they have yet to be paid for the work already carried out.
The company was involved in the second stage of construction and have been in discussion with the town hall, making clear their threats to stop the project, but the Torrevieja town hall have stated that it is outside their local control and that it is the regional government who are not making the payment, nor can they afford to under the current austerity drive.
SAN ISIDRO BECOMES TOURIST HOTSPOT
Residents of San Isidro have found joy in the fact that more and more people are visiting their town, as they are taking to the narrow streets to see and photograph the murals on their houses which now form a memorial to the Spanish poet, Miguel Hernández.
The residents are happy for more people to visit, although they are a little concerned about litter problems, but one local resident was quoted as wanting to encourage more tourists, on account of the fact that, "We won´t kill anybody".Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/34160/
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