02 February 2014
'Tis the season
They call it the 'off-season' for a reason. Tourist numbers drop (so do prices, would-be travelers take note!) so while January feels quite calm and relaxed compared to the craziness around the holidays, it's also when you start to see a lot more cranes, road works, and scaffolding. Within the last week my entire building has been encased in a framework of metal rods and wooden planks, all but obscuring it completely. Over the next ten weeks they're refurbishing the windows, or painting them... something about the windows. Anyway. Always best to do this stuff when there aren't a ton of people wanting to get photogenic views everywhere they turn. It's also just not very nice to have to weave through narrow closes with mini forests of scaffolding posts, so best to avoid that during the high season.
If I'm being totally honest, it looks kind of cool in an industrial, Tinker Toys kind of way. ;)