viernes, 23 de enero de 2009

Reminiscent of our past.

At the base of the statue yesterday, there are remnants of the recent past in Spain.
This is the official Spanish shield at the time of the dictatorship of General Franco. After the dictatorship to democracy, the eagle was changed by a crown. So this shield is illegal today.
In Spain there are many people there who do not want these memories of the dictatorship. Another, want to maintain. In my opinion, if these memories are removed from the streets, one could forget that dark part of the history of Spain. And not to forget, to prevent re-occurrence.
In the small photo you can see a plaque commemorating the day that the statue was inaugurated.



5 comentarios:

Abraham Lincoln dijo...

I remember Franco especially during the war years.

Jilly dijo...

I love the detail you show from yesterday's statue. I agree - a country needs to remember the good and the bad. From the bad came the good and Spain now is fabulous!

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk dijo...

Thank you so much for your comments.
The history should be present every time.

Petrus dijo...

A knowledge of history is vital - it helps us to understand the present..

MaCoBra dijo...

Hi Thanks for your comment on my blog. I like your blog, it is interesting to read like your entry of today.
I have lived in Spain, so I do check out the Spanish blogs at daily! Great to sniff up Spain from time to time. Cheers from Marcel !