Transmogrify Spain 2011

This is not a pretty picture.

I was shocked to come across industrial tomato growing practices on a monstrous scale in Spain. Square kilometres of the countryside were blanketed in plastic.

The ruin of a Moorish watchtower looms over the scene. It had been erected to guard against the rape and pillage of the land.

The transmogrification of this section of the Mediterranean coast is horrific.


About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs
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7 Responses to Transmogrify

  1. Francesca says:

    There are vast areas of Italy covered in hot houses, plastic and glass, also.Ugly but true. we need to see pics like this so that we don’t romanticise places. One often only sees idealised pics of Spain and Italy- Tuscan hills, hill villages, plates of paella, but look sideways, and the industrial ugliness is out of control.


  2. Plastic hot houses have taken over great swaths of land here in Greece, too. It is particularly bad in Crete. I really does change the landscape – and not in a good way.


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