|In front of the Parliament Tree in Gernika|
Headed straight for the "Gernikaka arbola", the Parliament Tree.
The representatives from the Biscayan villages used to meet under an old oak tree to debate common issues. You can see part of the old tree trunk preserved inside the monument (see photo).
The old oak dried out (it lived for 300 years) and was replaced by a new oak -descendant of the old one- in 2005.
Successive specimens of oak trees has been perpetuated through the ages; just as the soul of the Basque Country is transmitted from generation to generation.
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