"Why are there women here dancing on their own?
Why is there this sadness in their eyes?
Why are the soldiers here
Their faces fixed like stone?
I can't see what it is that they dispise
They're dancing with the missing
They're dancing with the dead
They dance with the invisible ones
Their anguish is unsaid
They're dancing with their fathers
They're dancing with their sons
They're dancing with their husbands"
They dance alone They dance alone
Sting "they dance alone"
This is a murales from "la Boca" reminding "los desaparecidos" during the Argentinian Dictatorship
As every milestone this image goes straight to my theme Don't forget or turn your head! TE is also this!
During Argentina's Dirty War and Operation Condor, many alleged political dissidents were abducted or illegally detained and kept in clandestine detention centres such as ESMA, where they were questioned, tortured and sometimes killed. Whenever the female captives were pregnant, their children were stolen away right after giving birth, while they themselves remained detained. Eventually, many of the captives were heavily drugged and taken on airplanes far out over the Atlantic Ocean, into which they were thrown alive, allegedly with heavy weights tied to their feet, so as to leave no trace of their death. Without any dead bodies, the government could easily deny any knowledge of their whereabouts and any accusations that they had been killed. People murdered in this way (and in others) are today referred to as "the disappeared" (los desaparecidos), and this is where the modern usage of the term derives. There is an activist group called "Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo", formed by mothers of those victims of the dictatorship.
For more info relevant to the Mother of Plaza de Mayo click here
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leo61 (0) 2012-10-22 10:40
Congrats for your 750th one!
But the mods will delete it because it`s staged and sudio like my previous upload...........
Great shot of this mural/graffiti and an excellent note.
All the best,Leo
ciakgiak (30337) 2012-10-22 10:50
innanzitutto complimenti per le 750 foto, che costanza!
E complimenti per questa bellissima foto accompagnata da note che parlano di una realtą terribile e delle atrocitą commesse dal regime argentino.
Splendido il titolo ed il brano di Sting.
francio64 (38188) 2012-10-22 12:46
Ricordo che rosicavi circa il fatto che io sono stato a Sydney e che tu č da una vita che sogni di andarci, ma non sei ancora andato.
E io ti dico... ma chi te lo vieta?
Da quel che vedo se non sei andato ancora a Sydney č una tua libera scelta, dato che stai comunque girando il mondo.
Riguardo la foto, molto bello e ben realizzato il murales, anche se parla di cose tristi.
Nella tua foto č ben rappresentato, con una luce ben gestita e un'ottima resa dei colori.
Complimenti per il traguardo della 750th. Stai cercando di raggiungermi? :p
lousat (58414) 2012-10-22 14:42
Ciao Talebano,mi ricorda un po' la vecchia Cuba,anche se qui il potere di manifestare e' completamente diverso dai cartelli ineggianti al Che,non commento la qualita' del murales ma e' la sostanza che conta,hai fatto bene a cogliere questo aspetto.Buon Martedi' e complimenti,Luciano
gus72 (2510) 2012-10-22 22:22
Hi Silvio !!
I actually like the art work on the wall and hence I like your photo.
Well spotted. I have seen similar tributes in Argentina and can not but feel so sorry for the families of the missing people.
Congratulations for your 750 photos...... keep them coming.
Cheers from Australia
SnapRJW (19188) 2012-10-22 23:11
Hello Silvio - Your 750 post comes with a seriousness that seems at odds with a celebration but I guess history teaches that this is so often the case. Congratulations on reaching this milestone, your shot is bold and an excellent example of political graffiti. Warm regards Rosemary
Silvio1953 (99177) 2012-10-24 5:56
Ciao Silvio, congratulazioni per la tua 750ma e per il modo in cui hai deciso di festeggiarla, ricordando un triste momento della storia recente dei nostri amici argentini, favoloso murale ripreso nitidamente e con magnifici coilori, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (68590) 2012-11-05 12:27
Congratulations to your 750th entry at TE with this nice colorfull and impressive graffiti !
TFS and best regards
Graal (89420) 2012-11-08 0:20
congratulations on Your 750th post in TE! Amazing graffiti here. Good captured theme and presentation. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.