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Managua - The metal forest of the Árboles de la Vida

See the note at my previous picture.

The Nicaraguan people have lost faith in their government and in a president who clings to power. The former revolutionary has become a dictator himself.

The Árboles de la Vida, metal sculptures that serve as a lighting post at night, were meant to beautify the cityscape. You find them along the main avenues and a plurality of them decorates the Malecon on the shore of Lake Xolotlán.

For the protesters, however, they were a symbol of mismanagement of president Ortega, a symbol of a revolutionary who lost touch with the people.
In recent weeks, a number of these lighting structures have been pulled down.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4494 W: 17 N: 10651] (43452)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2018-04-15
  • Categories: Vida Diária, Arte
  • Exposição: 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2018-06-30 23:55
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