Friday, July 25, 2008


The Catalan seaside resort of Roses has become the first town in Spain to be shown in 3D on the Google earth web browser. Municipal authorities have implemented a policy of replacing the lawn grass which covered many roundabouts on the roads of the area with more drought tolerant planting. In some instances grasses replace the grass, drought tolerant ornamental specimens instead of the high maintenance neatly clipped variety.  The tiger mosquito has now established itself in the Girona area.

1 comment:

  1. This is really good news about Roses. I can't understand why towns in the Mediterranean area carry on trying to grow grass which has to be watered. There are plenty of drought-resistant plants which can look just as attractive - herbs like thyme and rosemary for instance. Golf courses are even worse, and make me very angry!