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MONUMENT TO THE SPANISH (DE LOS ESPAÑOLES)

History (Continuation) from previous post

As the ship carrying the statues to complete the monument sank, after crashing against a rock formation, 90 miles from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, new ones were ordered by the Spanish government, which arrived 2 years later
The original bronzes had been under the sea till 1991, when a Brazilian company rescued the sunken sculptures, the president Italmar Franco received them and established a ministerial committee that choose to donate the sculptures to Argentina

The funny following, not end yet:
More than 20 years after, they are still in Brazil, because the Argentina authorities must formally accept the donation, what they forget till ours days

About the Frame
It has the colors of the Argentina´s flag, blue, white, blue

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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1612 W: 9 N: 3149] (12640)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-05-31
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-09-12 15:28
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