Mr Guevara is projected on the Ministry of Interior building on Revolution Square, Havana. It says: Hasta la Victoria Siempre' (Until Victory Always).
A lot of government buildings are located around this square and there is a building and statue dedicated to Jose Marti right opposite this building (more on that in a few days).
I find it strange to have two works of art representing such important figures of this nation right opposite and facing each other. I think they should at least have them next to each other or at an angle to show some harmony between them. Now these two legends are confronting each other. The energy of both is ricochet-ing over the square. Please have a look at the workshop picture.
Technical: tripod, exposure bracketing 2 EV steps, 3 frames and Photomatix Pro HDR intensive.
FlashEarth: 23.124657N -82.386527W
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calimex (151) 2008-02-19 0:27
Interesting shot and observations. Certainly the two leaders represent different periods of Cuba's evolution. MartÝ is certainly the nationalist, pro-independence voice of the 19th century, while Che represents Cuba's more radical experience since 1959. I would venture to guess that this juxtaposition is a deliberate attempt to contrast the two periods.
I have enjoyed your Cuba shots very much, Gilbert.
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1361)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-24
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Pentax *ist DS, SMC Pentax-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Cuba 2007
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-07 12:17