Inverted Interrobang

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OCTOBER 7, 2012 5:55AM

¿El Gordo o El Flaco? Hoy Veremos.

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Chávez?   or Radonski?

Just another pair of    ____ks ?(!) 

Pronto sabremos!

 

Mientras tanto, hay gasolina suficiente en el peñero, por si acaso, y un contingente de la Guardia Nacional cercano... con fusiles cargados. De verdad de verdad... nadie sabe lo que va a pasar. Ay Venezuela... siempre está algo para contar aquí...

Y uno tiene que salir... y ganar la vida, todos los días, sabes....   

 

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This was the mural with las garzas before... remember? 

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buhoneros... and svelte mannequins...

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vendedor de cotufa...

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baba y tigre...

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propaganda Chavista...

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buhonero, Paseo Colón... 

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El Libertador (Simón Bolívar)... 

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mural~ Indígena, toucan, Salto Ángel...

 

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cachapas y bollos... (corn cakes, corn dumplings)

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por puesto, buseta...

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llanero... 

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aguacate...

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una pausa para consultar la Santería...

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preciosa con rosas y abuela...

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obsequios (santeros) en la puerta...

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y la patilla, lo ves... ?

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el rey macumba y un amiga...

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¿oiste? ...

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apenas la entrada del laberinto...

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granos...

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hay un Radonski allí... lo ves?

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carnicero...

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aceitunas, pasas de uva...

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papas...

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pimientos...

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parchíta ahí, a la derecha...

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pepino, zanahoria, hombre con mecate...

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la lluvia...

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abuela y niño, hierbas...

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hay un Chávez por allí... lo ves...?

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la negra me vendía los ingredientes para hacer un shampoo casero...

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calamar, langostino, caracoles, chipichipi...

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momentos después sonreía...

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pargo...

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ella era muy tímida, pero cuando Yo le decía que ya era una estrella, me dio una sonrisa muy simpática...

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sardinas etc... 

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familia indígena Warao...

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fresas...

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poeta...

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uno de los contrincantes... Henrique Capriles Radonski

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y el otro... Hugo Chávez Frias

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a ver que pasa..............

el día de hoy

mismo.

 

¡Saludos Amigas y Amigos todos desde Venezuela!

 

All images of Puerto La Cruz and environs©2012 by Will Gentieu


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What... were you looking for a diatribe?
I'm looking for a parachute!! :)
Aim for the palm trees Misiu...
sorry, best I can do for now.

Tho... Chávez was a parachutist,
before he became president.

Never know.....
dear Poeta;
this is a grand photo trip!

note: oiste?

blessings,
ume
Palouse,

& ... while the batteries last!

With a rising tone ~ "¡¿oiste!?" "you hear/d me!?" very much an 'interrobang' type of expression, is a speech mannerism very common here in the 'oriente' or eastern part of Venezuela. It seeks a kind of affirmation from the listener, or at least as a pretense, to bind that listener into some kind of verbal acknowledgement, often unwilling, even unintended, or purely superficial because of how often it is repeated as a matter of pure form. And as such, the nod of acknowledgement of having heard "oiste", equally as important, as it then allows both parties to mutually forget what they just "heard" or "said"! But... It's also very important to recognize when "oiste" means just that, that "Sí! Oí!" I did hear/d you!

All about that wonderful theoretical "big other"....... hmmmmmm...

But... well, if you've no ears (above image), it's not so easy to answer "¡¿oiste!?" !!!!!!! ha!

Saludos poeta ~
thanks for taking us on such a colorful trip. i especially loved the market, ii.
Ah. A small feast. The little girl with the flowers, her eyes smile too.
Thanks for this.
Have been thinking of you ... and of Venezuela these past days ... and wondering how ... now ... as settling may begin ... how settling really feels or if it feels at all ... wondering what you make of ... all of this ... now ... or is it more of finding ways ... simply to go on ...
Always so much you offer us ...
Y saludos á ti. Las fotos dan una idea de la vida allí. Gracias por el trabajo.
bueno...ya sabemos quien. Pues. Hmmm.

My idea: I will push my wheelbarrow full of strawberries to wherever you are with your wheelbarrow of aguacates and we will sit and watch the world go by.
I followed Catch 22.
I need canned fishes.
You be missing too.
`
Por favour ~ Bueno,
Hasta luego ~ Loco.
No kooky O ~ Loco.
`
ay, blessing ~ Oho.
ay ~ ah, oh ~ # One.
I `Nam # '1' ~ O, My.
I may eat '1' ~ Cheese.
Cheese is '1' ~ Moon.
Blue Cheese ~ Yum-
Yum~ and ~ ay so ~
Yummiest ~ loco ~
no bah 'de ~ loco ~
I glad You ~ Oho ~
You Eats ~ Cheese ~
Ay gouda ~ Goats ~
Ya not de' ~ Lame ~
Ya not de' ~ Loss ~
As lost at ~ Seas.
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femme: Thank you.

rita: Children always make the lens drop its mask of make believe... the roses, probably for Maria Lionza, a very important "cult" figure here, with many followers, and whose day we just celebrated Oct. 12 along with "Indigenous resistance day"...

anna1liese: Thank you.

Brassawe: Muchísimas Gracias. Saludos.
catch,

Sí, gano el Gordo, seis años más... interesantísimo la elección... y el ambiente después... te digo, nada parecido a lo que pude ver retratado por los medios comunicacionales internacionales (EEUU en particular, de ambos bandas es importante resaltar, conservador y liberal/progresivo por igual) ... es una lástima que siguen todos con la intención de simplificar todo al estilo americano, como para niñosadolescentes, en vez de hacer el trabajo y mostrar como complejo y verdaderamente interesante es.

En cuanto a las carretas de fresas y aguacates sería un placer absoluto te aseguro, cada vez tú me encantas más y más en la manera en que haces tus comentos. Saludos cachíta desde aquí!
Art: not lost at sea... yet,
thank you.
Tantos vistas de 'la vida cotidiana'--unos regalos bellos. Mi gracias por eso. Yo estaba en punto de preguntarle, 'que tal de Maria Lionza hoy en dia?' En el epocha de Chavez, todavia tiene much apoya? [r]
Donegal: Officially... no, unofficially... yes. As you may know, part of the story of María Lionza (and cult) involves a degree of post colonial mixed racial tolerance and acceptance...

I won't attempt to clarify the complexities of what I've just mentioned and how it works in contemporary Venezuela. If you know anything about Venz. (and for that matter, María Lionza) you will understand how syncretism makes so much of what Venezuela is, very difficult to express in a few words.

All opposites are equally true here, are share proportionately in the validity and invalidity of whatever argument.

For a while the famous statue of María Lionza (Alejandro Colina) on her giant Tapir suffered, almost fatally, the neglect that all public art works suffered, that were deemed to be associated with the anterior "fourth republic" political oligarchs.

After an outcry from the people and backlash (for the Gov.) that transcended all the political, social. and cultural dogma of the moment... a group from the UCV began a restoration.

In the "Photo" up there with the full statue of Elegua/Elegguá, she (María Lionza) is sitting up on the shelf to the left, between Guacaipuro and el Negro Primero, the leaders of her two principle courts (the Indigenous and African). Collectively they are known as "the three powers" or las tres potencias.

Saludos ~
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