Zanpantzar, Bayonne FRANCE Picture

Subtitled: You can still look tough in a goofy hat...

The zanpantzar are figures from Basque mythology. They have an an enormous bell strapped to their backs and march with a heavy stride, causing it to clang loudly. I believe that they are meant to frighten away evil spirits.

I took this one on a trip to Bayonne this past 17 December.
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