It's not as bad as I expected. Life's like that. But the city definitely looks like a worse version of many places in the US as far as real-estate bubbles are concerned. There's lots of abandoned uncompleted construction projects amdist the sunny bright Mediterranean city.
I can imagine that this sort of thing is fueling a great resentment which I don't see expressed at all to me: this is the place where European civilization pretty much finds its deepest roots; the name of Europe itself is Greek in origin. "And this is how they treat us..." they must be saying.
I'll have more later...
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