Martin Roberts

Martin Roberts

Martin Roberts

 

Medieval church re-emerges as Spain ships in water

Martin Roberts

The most striking image of Spain's drought, that has forced Barcelona to ship in water, has been that of the underwater church which emerged from a drying dam. For most of the past four decades, all that has been visible of the village of Sant Roma has been the belltower of its stone church, peeping above the water beside forested hills from a valley flooded in the 1960s to provide water for the Catalonia region.