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A FONDO ZONA CERO

Old Oct 29th 2009, 12:13 pm
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Incindently I never realised before the significance of the shoes hanging from overhead phone cables until they mentioned it.
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Originally Posted by agoreira
Everywhere or just Valencia? I certainly saw it on Spanish TV recently in Sevilla, and not tourists, but sevillanos.


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Old Oct 29th 2009, 1:04 pm
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Every big city has its ‘Casitas Rosas’, just like Valencia, the graffiti usually alerts the innocent visitor. I last saw the car guards in Alicante’s Gran Via, on the roof car park, six months ago, and paid up quietly. It’s cheaper than having scratches and dents repaired.

Thanks for posting that link, Agoreira, what an informative film.
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There is an industial Estate behind Malaga airport that has a Puta problem, there is a lot of South American she males working there, you can tell as there not so shy, they sit on old sofa with everything visable in the daytime.

A business I deal with on that estate warned me about them when I visited in May this year.

Shocked is not strong enough.

There must have been a hundred Putas there and punters didn`t seem to mind stopping.
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 1:57 pm
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This is the problem, without the demand there wouldn't be a need for supply.
I see an immigrant selling DVDs' on the street near our home and there is a DVD rental shop on the corner. If this continues (because people are buying them) then it stands to reason that people no longer have the need to rent DVDs'. If logic follows suit then the DVD rental shop will eventualy close. If the people whos' buisness is effected do nothing to deal with the problem then they have no room to complain.
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Originally Posted by chulo
There is an industial Estate behind Malaga airport that has a Puta problem, there is a lot of South American she males working there, you can tell as there not so shy, they sit on old sofa with everything visable in the daytime.

A business I deal with on that estate warned me about them when I visited in May this year.

Shocked is not strong enough.

There must have been a hundred Putas there and punters didn`t seem to mind stopping.
Where exactly is this place? Just so I can avoid it of course. Honest!
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Where exactly is this place? Just so I can avoid it of course. Honest!
It begins with G, but I will have to check one of my tickets for the name. lol

I have never seen a hundred there though, maybe a 0+ typo ?

Just checked me receipt, Poligino Guadalhorce.
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Originally Posted by Madridboy
Incindently I never realised before the significance of the shoes hanging from overhead phone cables until they mentioned it.
What is the significance of the shoes? I thought it was just people being silly by throwing their shoes in the area and getting them caught.
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Originally Posted by Chiclanagir
What is the significance of the shoes? I thought it was just people being silly by throwing their shoes in the area and getting them caught.
It tells you on the video. It's to indicate that the place sells drugs, so as the "guiris" know where to get their drugs.
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Originally Posted by agoreira
It tells you on the video. It's to indicate that the place sells drugs, so as the "guiris" know where to get their drugs.
Well - you learn something every day

I thought it was kids being stupid after a night out!!!

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Originally Posted by agoreira
It tells you on the video. It's to indicate that the place sells drugs, so as the "guiris" know where to get their drugs.
Depends on your area. Yes, in many areas it is to indicate drug sale, but in other areas it is also used to demark 'gang' (and not just the criminal type) territories with the shoes' colours distinguishing between the gangs - something apparently copied from the gangs in the USA.

As with many things though, original intention has been lost, with young 'rebels' thinking it is fun to mark their neighbourhood as a drug or a gang zone when it is nothing of the sort.

However it seems that the whole shoe throwing thing as has been described here is a hijacking of previous more innocent reasons behind it. Each village has its own folklore behind it but one I've heard and quite like is that decades ago, putting shoes out like that meant that during a particularly hot or dry spell, they were asking for rain - and should the rain come, they always know where to find their shoes!!!!

Other villages use it to denote villagers who have passed away (usually before their time), others use it as a celebration (graduation, wedding etc), but the best I've heard is that some jokers simply love putting them up so that people like us will scratch our heads wondering what the significance is of hanging shoes from the phone lines!!!!!!
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I realise there are many other reasons for the shoes, but as we were talking about the video, the guy clearly says that is what their use is in that area.
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I realise there are many other reasons for the shoes, but as we were talking about the video, the guy clearly says that is what their use is in that area.
No need to be defensive as I was not trying to undermine your answer. My reply was more expansive (rather than this-particular-video-specific) more in answer to Chiclanagirl who asked directly what shoes on cables meant, and in answer to Madridboy (and Lunacrout) who said he hadn't known the reason behind it until the video proffered one such use.
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No need to be defensive as I was not trying to undermine your answer. My reply was more expansive (rather than this-particular-video-specific) more in answer to Chiclanagirl who asked directly what shoes on cables meant, and in answer to Madridboy (and Lunacrout) who said he hadn't known the reason behind it until the video proffered one such use.

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