Good evening and welcome back to the blog, I’m just watching the terrible images coming in from Oklahoma City and I hope if you’re reading from there or have family or friends in the city that they are all safe and well. Amazing footage and undeniably tragic. Instead of that I’ve got some images that will hopefully brigthen a grim day from Spain.
When I was in school and we had the chance to learn a second language I opted for French and I’ve regreted it ever since, in part because I wasn’t very good at it and in part because I’ve rarely had a chance to use it and like they say use it or lose it. Dozens of times since I’ve wished I had instead learned Spanish, having visited Spain a good few times for work and holiday and now living in the US it would have come in handy. I’d have like to have been able to speak Spanish today and to have also been in Granada, Spain as it was a rather special day as you’ll see from the images below. We were lucky enough to have some of the earliest images of the Plaza Joe Strummer last month when Karl visited and let us share these images.
Today was the official dedication of the square and the guests of honour were none other than Joe’s widow Lucinda and at least one of his daughters. I believe both attended but I’m not 100% sure at the time of writing. As you’ll see the street sign for the plaza was indeed temporary and isn’t it great to see so many in attendance. If you’ve found additional photographs online please let me know and I’ll be happy to add them to the blog. Until then please join me in thanking Marty for bringing these pictures to our attention, just arrow through the full gallery.