June 28, 2008

Away fan

As usual for a Saturday, we came to Huesca this morning from the village, turning right in Angüés and going down the hill, on the carretera, our leaving of Angüés marked by a large sign by the side of the road.

All Spanish towns and villages possess these signs, or ought to - and indeed there may be more than one, as there is when we enter Angüés from the north, and have the choice between a sign that says ANGÜÉS, and another, immediately below it, that prefers to omit the accent and renders the name ANGÜES.

On the exit signs, there is always a thick red line, running from the bottom left-hand corner to the top right, crossing out the name of the place which is written on a white background: and therefore, seeing a red diagonal line on white, I can never leave anywhere without immediately thinking of the Peruvian national football team.


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