FINAL CARACAS IMAGES via iPOD & HIPSTAMATIC

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FEB13. Caracas, Venezuela.

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CARACAS: A WALK AMONGST THE CLOUDS IN ALTAMIRA

ImageImageImageImageAs the news is focused on the presidential inauguration and Chavez’s inability to return from Cuba in time, news reporters are stationed around the city doing up-to-the minute reports.

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Chavez’s eyes are always watching.

8JAN13. Caracas, Venezuela.

CARACAS: EL AVILA MOUNTAIN

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Instagram – First shot of the Teleferico (cable car) from the ground

On Sunday, I waited in line for about 4 hours (no exaggeration, longest line ever, there were four distinct moments when I thought of abandoning the queue, giving up) to get on the famous teleferico to ride it to the top of El Avila (2600 meters), the mountain that surrounds and casts a mighty shadow over Caracas.

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finally in the cable car going up
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on the mountaintop, people lean over Chavez
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view of the valley below
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a lavender valley
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El Avila
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touching the clouds
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valley
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the hills go on forever
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riding the teleferico down
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the city below
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Caracas
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arriving into the city

6JAN13.Caracas, Venezuela.

CARACAS: NEAR EL BOSQUE/LUIS BRION PLAZA

This was the first walk I was taken on as I tried to get my wits about me in the area I’d be staying in for the first week.

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This type of “No Guns” sign is practically everywhere here in Caracas. At first, I laughed, and thought, “Wow.” Then, I thought, “Wait. The U.S. is actually at this stage now where we need these signs posted in public places.” Sadly, enough.
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“Why do only the poor go to prison?”
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I thought this was a really cool building.
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“It’s the time to save the world.”
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“The actions speak so loudly that no words are heard.”
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Slogan for Chavez’s opponent, Capriles Rodonski, who famously points his forefinger to the sky when he’s with a crowd of supporters. Miranda is the ‘county’ that he governs.

ImageImageImageImageImageImage4JAN13.Caracas, Venezuela. Instagram with various aspects.

POLITIKS IN CARACAS: CAMPAIGN SLOGANS & PROPAGANDA

campaign slogans

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Chavez as Buddha, their god, their savior (propaganda)

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history as a reminder

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5JAN13. Caracas, Venezuela. Instagram with Lo-Fi Aspect.