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I can go in to verbal overload on my notes - this time I will leave it to you, the viewer, to fill in the story. Hopefully lots to work with: images of religion, of politics, of transport, of tourism, ...

The shot was taken during one of the Uyuni Salt Pan tours - Colchani is one of the satellite villages to Uyuni that is an early stop on day 1 - before entering the salt plains proper.

By the way, for the Bev's (Glint) and others of the world of TE: Evo Morales, whose re-election posters are featured, is one of the good guys of 21st century politics. On being elected for his first term of office as president of Bolivia, one of his earliest actions was to cut the salary of the President of Bolivia by 50%. In the privacy of his own home, I suspect he still has a good giggle about the (ever-so-slightly) left-of-centre politicians that the Labour and Liberal movements have left us in many parts of the world. Evo still uses 'old-fashioned' concepts like "nationalisation" and "redistribution of the wealth of the nation" - and actually carries them out.

Damn, and there was me promising not to go in to verbal overload.

*** Later addition to the note ***

I have been asked on the title of the picture and the reference early in my note to tourism features: The eroded stone structure is one of the classic tourist destinations in the Uyuni Salt Plains area - known as the "Arbol de Piedra" - Stone Tree. I was playing a little bit with the image within my image and a little bit with the kind-of reflections in the two halves of the windscreen.

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