From the cliff


This outdoor painting in Zumaia contains a black eagle and a red star, symbols of the Basque left-wing independence movement. The text, labarretik askatasunera, duintasunetik garaipenera, means ‘from the cliff to freedom, from dignity to victory’.

In the bottom right corner, there’s a date, 1993-09-26, which probably refers to the death of the local ETA member Xabier Kalparsoro, born in Zumaia in 1966 (see this Basque Wikipedia article). The photo was taken in the beginning of 2014, so the painting is possibly a left over from some memorial cermony earlier in the autumn, 20 years after Kalparsoro’s death.


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