Oct 15, 2008
Today is Blog Action Day - a day where thousands of bloggers around the world focus upon and highlight issues around one topic - poverty.
This photo was taken from a balcony in the barrio of Cuatro Caminos in Madrid but this scene of homeless people sleeping on discarded and dirty mattresses can be seen all over the city in quiet plazas and empty lots. And they are the lucky ones. Most of the homeless here just have cardboard boxes, cement or wooden park benches on which to rest their tired bodies.