Black. Asturias, a future in ruinsIt is said in traditional songs and poems that Asturias is 'green and black' - due to its exuberant nature and coal. Now most of the coalmines are closed and their buildings remain silent, quiet like skeletons. For the last two decades this region in North Spain has been immersed in an unsuccessful process of reindustrialisation which has added nothing but another colour to the canvas; a faded grey that gets everywhere. Trapped between a vanishing lifestyle at which they cannot look back and an uncertain future they cannot envisage, people live in a limbo where nothing seems to change; their paths going astray before their eyes as if a dense fog covered everything. A fog that sometimes seems grey too.
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