Ceuta … a land border between Europe and Africa (yes, really), a mountain peak with an amazing human face and a statue that is often mistaken for something very bad indeed. Curious sights from the Spanish Gibraltar

Ceuta Easter Monument of Ceuta, detail capirote

This is Ceuta’s ‘Easter Monument’: the pointed hood known as a capirote, is worn by religious figures during the week leading up to Easter, and has absolutely nothing to do with racism or the Ku Klux Klan. Local shops selling souvenirs of this statue during Easter have to put up signs next to them explaining this to tourists

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