Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 8. 1961.
The two principal cities, Madrid and Barcelona, appear very modern and progressive. Both are served by excellent underground railways. There are huge modern department stores and shops well stocked with a great variety of commodities of every description. The bulk of the people are well dressed, the men in smart suits and sports clothes, and the women in fine coats and elegant skirts and nylon stockings. Certainly there is no evidence of widespread poverty and unemployment.