Thursday, June 15, 2017

Murals in the Basque Country

Walking around the cities of the Spanish Basque Country, it is impossible not to notice how many murals there are (and how little graffiti!).
Many have to do with the Basque struggle for independence or to get ETA prisoners closer to home (instead of the added punishment to keep these prisoners on the Canary Islands and other remote places).  
Others are simply an expression of feelings, portraying idols or bands, cartoons, etc.Whatever the subjects, many depict a beret!
I personally was much taken by this mural I found in Tolosa; the Ugly Duckling going his own way, not following the dictator like all the other ducklings. Naturally, the Ugly Duckling wears a beret!

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