posted on Jul, 31 2017 @ 12:08 AM
Wow (just...wow, wow, wow)...an interesting history lesson here tonight for sure!! I did not know this...
This place was called a "Casa Cuartel Dela Civil Guardia", and was the home of the Civil Guard of Spain (one of them). A very storied history, but
not one without controversy. Charged with guarding rural areas and ports with populations less than 20k, the Civil Guard are the equivalent of the
National Guard, the County Sheriff and/or the State Police. Founded in 1844, they are the oldest police force in Spain. Involved in the Spanish
Civil War on both sides, and at least one coup, they are passionate of Spain. This particular structure was a 'casa cuartel', much like a residence.
It probably has quite a history...even without the graffiti.
It seems the Civil Guard have a bit of a reputation for being somewhat heavy handed, and historically branded people with a scarlet letter of
sorts...the brand of 'The Black Hand', sometimes unfairly. The Black Hand were thought to be Andalusian anarchists in the southern regions of
I guess, after some introspection, it makes sense that an abandoned Civil Guard post on a remote piece of property by the sea in southern Spain would
be the target of some bizarre and ritualistic graffiti...if for no other reason than to make a statement about the past.
How very interesting! Sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction!
I still think the site is amazing and surreal, but I believe I have a better understanding now.
Many thanks to the OP for posting such a intriguing thread!
(I'd give you another star and flag if I could!!)
edit on 7/31/2017 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)