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Post Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:35 pm
stewartwillsher User avatar

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Location: Western Spain
I have been asked about my avatar, so here is an explanation.
Well, it is nothing sinister. :roll:
It is the coat of arms of my local village - Jarandilla de la Vera.
I have adopted it (perhaps illegitimately) because the village has adopted us and we have become integrated.
Our biggest claim to fame, and I believe the arms go back to those days, was that Carlos Quinto (Charles V) Holy Roman Emperor had a castle in Jarandilla, which is still here, intact, and in use as a Parador (posh hotel), and also a monastery just down the road in Yuste, where he popped his clogs, in 1558.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Roman_Empire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_V ... an_Emperor

http://www.paradores-spain.com/spain/pj ... avera.html

http://www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/ci ... _vera.html

And the official Ayuntamiento (town hall) web site, in Spanish.

http://www.jarandilladelavera.es/
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