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by Santiago Dotor and Eduardo Panizo
I spent some days in Cantabria in August 2000. Santillana del Mar ("the most beautiful village in Spain", according to Jean Paul Sartre) has a red flag with two parallel, widely separated, thin green stripes going from the top hoist to bottom fly, and a small coat-of-arms on the top fly. On the flag samples I saw (displayed at the town hall and the nearby Parador Nacional for instance), the stripes were much thinner than in Eduardo Panizo's image and I do not recall any yellow fimbriations.
Santiago Dotor, 8 September 2000
|Flag reported by Eduardo Panizo||Flag reported by Jordi Pérez|
|by Eduardo Panizo,
exported to GIF by Santiago Dotor
|by Jordi Pérez,
modified by Santiago Dotor
Jordi Pérez (of the Associació Catalana de Vexil·lologia) reported in the Spanish Vexilologia mailing list the flag of Santillana del Mar he saw during Easter 2002, which was different from Eduardo Panizo's image and from that at the top. I argued that the flags I saw in August 2000 flying from Town Hall and the state-owned Parador de Turismo were like that at the top, which is a more-or-less mirror image of Jordi Pérez's and has no yellow fimbriations to the bendlets. Jordi Pérez appears to have seen this flag at least at the entrance to the Altamira Caves complex.
Santiago Dotor, 9 April 2002
by Eduardo Panizo, exported to GIF by Santiago Dotor