The Whole Picture: Providencia’s Obelisk

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments
providenciaobelisk The Whole Picture: Providencias Obelisk

Presidente José Manuel Balmaceda Fernandez

The obelisk and statue located in Santiago’s Providencia neighbourhood (notable for its large, old and elegant houses inhabited in the past by the Santiago elite) honour Chilean President José Manuel Balmaceda Fernandez, in a pose of firm resolution, who died while ending the civil war and revolution of 1891. The work of artist Samuel Román Rojas, the statue was cast in bronze at the College of Arts and Trades, today the University of Santiago, and inaugurated on December 10, 1949.


Inspired by publications like Life Magazine, National Geographic and online experiences like Boston.com’s photo blog, images marked as ‘The Whole Picture’  are intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery. Kathryn and Daniel will post ‘The Whole Pictureirregularly.  Like all of our photos, it is an original  not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from an archive that we haven’t posted yet.


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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. Check him out on Google+.

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