A Monument To Colour

I’ve visited the Monument of the Revolution a few times over the last few months. I cast my eyes over the area during the renovations, dubious as to whether it would be finished in time for the revolution’s centenary. I stared in wonder as it neared completion, within the time frame required. And I had a good look around it, in it and up it once it had reopened to the public.

Yesterday I passed by and noticed it all lit up in many changing colours, with a fair sized number of people wandering about. The fountain puts on quite a light show, even if it isn’t quite a rival for the Bellagio in Las Vegas. It was still open to the public for trips up the elevator to the exterior viewing areas too. And it was just begging me to get my camera out to let my lens soak up some of those bright hues. I’ve added the photos to my monument set – click here.

Not everyone likes the new glass elevator that ploughs a course right up the centre of the monument, but I think it looks fine. Not everyone appreciates the expense of some of the bicentenary/centenary projects, but this one, in my opinion, was money well spent.

At A Crossroads


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