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Shield (Escudo) of Valencia

Shield (Escudo) of Valencia

All of the cities we have been in in Spain have "escudos", which are used as symbols all over the city. They usually have a pretty ancient origin. This one has a bat, because a bat woke the king up and saved the kingdom from the Moors. Also, the double "l"'s apparently stand for "loyal" (leal), meaning that Valencia is twice as loyal as other cities (to the king, of course). This is the cover in a sidewalk for the traffic signal machinery.

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