plaça sant felip neri. barcelona.
pockmarked walls of the baroque church are the shrapnel scars from two bombs dropped on the square by the mussolini’s air force, killing 42 people, most of them children in a nursery school. this was one of the fiercest bombing episodes of the spanish civil war. franco’s fascists spread the myth that these were the bullet holes that marked where the rebels shot priests. #stone_wall #memory #modern_myth #bombing