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This is a shot of the Totem Telurico, built to commemorate the five hundredth anniversary of the first European expedition to Puerto Rico, by Christopher Columbus in 1493. The totem itself is about 40 feet tall, and is made of granite and ceramics, with designs meant to honor the pre-Columbian population of the island - primarily Taino Indians who were essentially wiped out by disease not long after contact.

I'm dedicating this one to Noel, because as I took it I remembered a shot he took a while back of Dublin's Millennium Spire, which he took from a similar angle. I offset this one in order to get the clouds and sun in the top corner.

Larger version on Flickr, here.

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