“It looks as though the government is on a drive to demolish every building that reminds them of the times gone by.”
In the last couple of years, the city has been besieged with refugees from many countries. To offset the dramatic increase in rent and land rates, the government has started construction in earnest. But this is where the problem lies.
A lot many decrepit buildings and historical monuments have been demolished to pave way for skyscrapers meant for housing. Once a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city is slowly but surely losing it’s cultural past day by day.
Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.
Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – August – My post no 8 for this month.
A sad commentary that I see being played out in my own city. Well done.
Thanks Rochelle :). Sadly, that’s how it has become in most big cities of the world :/.
It is sad when the old and precious can’t be preserved because the need of the living must be taken care of. Sometimes compromise is possible, but often costly. A sad and good story.
In today’s cities where various buildings and public spaces are being built left, right and center, sadly the old buildings and monuments are being run down quicker than ever.