MATURIN: THE FINAL IMAGES

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“To part is the lot of all mankind. The world is a scene of constant leave-taking, and the hands that grasp in cordial greeting today, are doomed ere long to unite for the the last time, when the quivering lips pronounce the word – ‘Farewell”
R.M. Ballantyne

FEB13. Maturin, Venezuela.

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MATURIN: A WALK AROUND WITH HIPSTAMATIC

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Every streetlight pole on an entire strip, had these Rodonski stickers plastered to them. Poor guy lost big time.

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The largest house I’ve seen in Maturin. They say that the original owner who lived there, was the owner of all of the surrounding lands, a bit like a plantation. This land is now where my compound is on.

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Beautiful palm trees line the streets.

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Farmatodo’s line at their pharmacy. I can’t catch a break. Venezuelans love to line up.

MATURIN: THE ROADS TO MEMORIES AND BEYOND

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Typical Venezuelan snacks. Cocoselle is a chocolate wafer with a coconut creme filling. It looks like the Japanese Atom Boy on the front of the Pepito’s bag. But, it’s not. Little white cheese puffs.

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It was a pitch black sky. One night from the parking lot after work.

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Barely visible is the Hello Kitty decal on the car in front.

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A very sunny morning on the way to work.

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The green trees and the blue skies. One BIG way I’ll remember Maturin.

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One of many roadside workers we pass daily.

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Motorcycle drive-by.

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Fruit sellers on the roadside daily.

JAN13. Maturin,Venezuela.

MATURIN: INSTAGRAMMING IN THE RAIN

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Waiting in the rain for the compound’s security gate to open.Image

Man working on the roof in the rain.

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There’s a Papa John’s. I haven’t been, but there it is.

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a bit of a pile-up of cars on the slippery road.

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House on a hill.

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The rain starts and stops swiftly here, so by the time we got to the school, people were having breakfast in open air restaurants.

JAN13. Maturin, Venezuela.