View of Calzada and C

Surely almost all my readers have eaten boiled eggs sometime in their life. This now, is not a new recipe. It is simply that when a good rain falls here, you have to get out the boats.

Younger people comment that the Vedado is always flooded but that’s not true. Those who say that are younger than fifty years old.

Vedado is a neighborhood very well laid out architecturally, its design largely follows the French architect Forrestier. It has always been one of the most admired residential areas for its layout and its magnificent buildings. Even today, tourists admire its beauty. What happens is that the abandonment and neglect of almost half a century have made the sewer system, certainly never renewed, partially obstructed due to construction of a large hotel adjacent to the Riviera for which they did not use appropriate building materials. I refer primarily to the aggregates, which were washed away by rain. The construction of the hotel took years, and sediment was deposited on the walls of the sewers. The same thing happened with the small apartments, built in the vicinity.

Can you imagine a capitalist making a big investment in a high-rise apartment whose garages and surrounding streets were flooded? Impossible, right? Nobody would buy a single apartment. This argument is so simple that it shuts up anyone who says that Vedado was always flooded.

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