CNN PRODUCER NOTE Dutch iReporter pietpsphotos took these images in the small Spanish town of Estapona on the Costa del Sol, to show the impact the crisis has had on his adoptive home. "The pictures show, of course, a consequence of this crisis, which started a few years ago - things never recuperated but got worse and worse," he said. "Sometimes I think this little town was hit the most. There is quite a contrast with neighboring [tourist town] Marbella, where you can still see Lamborghinis, Rolexes, villas and money a lot. The unemployment here is, I think, almost 50 per cent." A freelance photographer, our iReporter has himself felt the impact of the crisis, which particularly hit the country's real estate industry, a key client of his.
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer