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Flashback to a campaign for change

It’s Friday, and time for a flashback to an old Travel with Intent post, plus a few extra images that I couldn’t resist adding. The billboard that dominates the images was part of a Ray-Ban marketing campaign, that included an appeal for people to think about the changes required to improve the world.

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Originally posted 12 March 2016, all images Barcelona, May 2015

Fossar de les Moreres, beside Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona, May 2015

This huge billboard gazes down on an important square in Barcelona, one that marks a hey point in the history of Catalunya.

The 1714 Siege of Barcelona lasted for over a year and ended with the fall of Barcelona to the troops of Philip V.  On 11 September 1714, Barcelona surrendered to the Bourbons marking the beginning of a period of repression for the Catalans.  This red monument, in the Fossar de les Moreres, was built in 1989 to honour the Catalans who lost their life during the siege, standing on top of the covered over cemetery where the fallen Catalans were buried.  It now plays an important part on the National Day of Catalonia, La Diada, held on 11 September.

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Copyright Debbie Smyth

Posted as part of Fandango’s Flashback Friday

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