art On the horizons in Spain when traveling you will often see a big black bull siloette. This is my version of what I saw.

The Osborne's black bull in Spain is a silhouetted image of a bull in semi-profile, and is regarded as the unofficial national symbol of Spain. Osborne's black bull was a commercial trade mark of Osborne (producers of sherry and other spirits) but the wide presence of [huge advertisements showing] the bull all across Spanish roads made it a very popular symbol in the Spanish countryside. However, when Spain outlawed billboards on national roads in the early 1990's, the black bulls were to be taken down. The Spaniards protested, as the lone bull towering along the roadside had become a national symbol. The final resolution was that the black bulls could remain but with no words (Osborne) on them. The image of the bull is now displayed in stickers and key rings. Also, at sport events where a Spanish team or individual is taking part The bull has become so closely associated to Spain that Catalan nationalists started a campaign against the only one existing in Catalonia which was repeatedly vandalized and eventually not replaced.

Get On That Train

Get out of the rain
Youíve got to deny that pain
Get on that train
And head out for Spain

Got to get moving
Like my daddy said
If youíre not moving
Youíre as good as dead

Go ahead and sleep son
When your day is done
Sleep hard all night
Be up before sunlight

All you have is time
A minute canít be bought
Not with a nickle or a dime
So waste it not

Know what you want to do
Beause nothing waits for you
Be ready to catch that train
And head out for Spain


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