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  1. Argentina. Five photos (5)

    It rains in the desert.
    I came to these prairies in 2011, to a project called Las Carceles. It translates to The Prisons, and the legend I was told was that in the past the rulers of this country (there was still no government here) brought the prisoners here and tossed them into this canyons and desert, because the geography was so intricate they could not escape. Las Carceles is therefore a series of crevices on the earth, a series of gashes on the plains, as if some colossal creature had ...
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  2. Argentina. Five photos (4)

    A peculiar tradition in South America is that one of setting up small shrines on the sides of roads, where an accident has taken the life of a loved one. You can see them in almost all countries, small constructions which then are inevitably littered with bottles of booze and candles, left there by the relatives that perform a pilgrimage to the same place where that person went off a road and off life in a vehicle accident.
    I often wonder about how many of these shrines and chapels are in ...

    Updated 01-21-2020 at 04:32 AM by ponchi101

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  3. Argentina. Five photos (3)

    The Ministerio de Obras Publicas (Ministry of Public Works, a common way in South America to designate the institution that in theory builds public structures) is located in a peculiar location. It is in the Avenida 9 de Julio, which is not odd as that is the center of the city. What is odd is that it is IN THE MIDDLE. Yes, to the side you have the Avenida Lima but the structure of the building sits alone inside 9 de Julio, separated from any other buildings by streets on all sides.
    The Ministry ...