Catalunyan Dreams of Independence
By Norma Jaeger Hopcraft
Catalans held their independence day while I was in Barcelona recently. Supporters of the idea of secession from Spain draped themselves in Catalan flags and showed their support every which way they could.
If you wore a pendant like this, you were for independence.
If you wore a T-shirt like this, you were for it.
There was no lack of flags, or Catalan independence spirit, that day.
A pro-independence flag against a Barcelona / Mediterranean sky.
Face paint? For it.
See the giant in the red cap? That's pure Catalunyan. He's for it.
More symbols for it.
Barcelona's iconic Agbar Tower is for it.
It's hard to convey the spirit of the crowd.
These young ladies are all for independence.
He's for it, too.
The giant farmer and mermaid were paraded for independence.
Looks like they'll live happily ever after.
He's head and shoulders above the crowd.
Have a beer in favor of independence.
He's in favor, too.
Heading toward the big demonstration, all in favor.
This guy doesn't care one way or the other.