A very good evening to you and welcome back to the blog. It is shaping up to be a very busy week here so I’ll probably have slightly abbreviated posts this week but keep you current. Ideally I’d have a series of photos for you tonight to save me writing that much and lo and behold that’s exactly what I’ve got.
You’ll surely remember that one of the biggest stories from the early weeks of this year was the news that a square in Granada, Spain was to be renamed in tribute to Joe Strummer. I also learned that the campaign to convince the city council of the change took just over 3,000 signatures via a Facebook campaign. If only we could make such inroads as easily in London where I’m still scurrying about to see how we launch a petition which a London borough. More on that soon I hope.
I’m pleased to share the following series of photos from a good friend to the blog named Karl who made sure Granada was on the itinerary for his spring trip to Spain this year. We’re left to assume that the hand-written street (plaza) title written on stone is just a temporary measure with something hopefully far more official to follow, surely right? Perhaps someone local can clarify what the longer term plans for the square might be?
Renaming a square in Joe’s honour is a great gesture but I wouldn’t have recommended making such a production of the story back in January when three months later a proper sign hasn’t yet been added to the location. The city announced that the process for ‘honor and distinction’ was underway at the time, but for the moment it’s safe to say beyond the mural nothing has been done. I’m not trying to be negative but it would be nice to see the project further along.
Nevertheless, it is nice to see the first photos and I hope there will be more fanfare later in the summer. Please join me in thanking Karl for the snaps, please click on any image to enlarge and open gallery.