I can't keep walking the streets with the protesters...I'm exhausted. And the scenes from the balcony of my hotel are totally worthwhile anyway. Thank goodness for the 24 hour Tapas bar here...I have been using it for lunch daily and will probably have to dine here tonight as well, although among the few businesses that are open today, most are eateries.
I'm struggling to get my iPhone pics to the computer...not sure why that happens sometimes and not others, but I will post some shots here once I have access to them. This is what democracy looks like...I repeat over and over, and although this fight is not directly mine, I feel it deeply personally as the works is so blatantly and widely divided these days. I had a very interesting conversation with the young ladies at the front desk of this hotel one of the past few days, and they expressed the opinion that technology is benefiting citizens in exposing the deceits and failings of government; I contended that it is also creating an opportunity for democracy to be subverted...see November 8th USA as a day in question, for example, when Russian technological intervention is still potentially a factor in our current administration. I enjoyed hearing the thoughts of these young women, and they stated that they also appreciated my perspective. I really need to have more young people in my life!
The opportunity to talk and walk with people of all nationalities and ages on this day is invigorating. I know I won't easily forget it, but have the benefit of technology to help me remember the sights and sounds. Hopefully, no one will be able to tamper with my own recordings. And it remains to be seen if I will interpret the events of this week differently after the passage of some time. For now, I approve of the right to vote, and the right of citizens to not be attacked by their own police forces!