PaulVDV (24683) 2015-09-27 03:31:27This picture shows the first room upon entering the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (Museum of Memory and Human Rights).
The museum seeks to draw attention to human rights violations committed by the Chilean state between 1973 and 1990. Its mission is to allow dignity for victims and their families, stimulate reflection and debate and to promote respect and tolerance in order that these events never happen again.
It’s really staggering to get to know how to let disappear supposed political opponents is a tactic that has been used worldwide and still continues to be used. As nobody can provide the evidence of the victim's death, the murderous regime gets away with it. And this not only in South America but all over the world. In the entrance room a world map was shown indicating the countries where people had disappeared for political reasons.
Also two European countries were mentioned: the former Yugoslavia during the breakup in the 1990s and the German Democratic Republic (DDR) between 1949 and 1990.
Lots of the missing persons in Chile were young, between 18 and 25 years old. They were student, teacher, clerk, laborer, market vendor, self-employed worker, etc. They had in common that they didn’t want to exchange an elected government for a military dictatorship …
PaulVDV (24683) 2015-09-27 03:19:38The Memorial del Detenido Desaparecido y del Ejecutado Político (the memorial of the for political reasons disappeared and executed persons) was inaugurated in 1994 on February, 26th in the Cementerio Genera in Santiago. It remembers the victims of the Chilean dictatorship.
The wall is built in marble and displays the names of missing and executed people. Also Salvador Allende's name is carved here.
At the top you can read: ‘Todo mi amor está aquí y se ha quedado pegado a las rocas, al mar, a las montañas ...’ (‘All my love is here and has been attached to rocks, sea, mountains ...)
In front of the wall there are two statues: the faces of two people with closed eyes.
During my visit to this wall, there was an older lady who had lost her husband. He disappeared in the weeks following the coup. She never found out what exactly happened to him and can only assume that he was assassinated by the military.
tyro (22394) 2015-09-27 02:14:32Hi Malgo,
I hope you won't be offended, but I've done a very quick workshop for you - just a case of a 1° clockwise rotation and then generally reducing contrast across the image. Then I used a simple layer mask in an attempt to bring back some contrast into the church and the buildings on the left side of the street. Not perfect by any means but see what you think!
ikeharel (63815) 2015-09-26 21:55:12A wider view over the park and river.
Under the highway bridge, there is the "meeting" point of the Ayalon and the Yarkon river. The place called in Hebrew "Bird-Head".
When seeing this, you may understand why I like to stroll along the river very often…
rasterman (475) 2015-09-26 07:16:43I post the first photo with the wrong space color. So I upload a workshop with the correct one. I didn't noticed it until I saw the picture in TrekEarth...I'm sorry...