Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Shrine Pictures

Yesterday's post sets the stage for today's selection.

When they rebuilt the shrine, they also built a sidewalk between the road and the shrine. Each concrete slab commemorates a family that helped with the project.

This is what happens when you drive vehicles across an unreinforced concrete slab. It's only six years old, and this is how it looks already. Note to concrete workers everywhere: rebar is your friend. Anything metal will do -- old rusty pipes, pieces of fence wire, etc.

Sheila leads the way to the top. They hauled hundreds of heavy tires up the hill to build the retaining wall.

More sidewalk slabs.

Laura at the doorway.

Virgen de Guadalupe statue.

Silk flowers and family photographs on the altar.

Laura waving through the window. Notice the Christmas decorations hanging from the ceiling.

Storage corner. Notice the bags of cement -- there's a lot of concrete work still to do. Being in the line of work I'm in, I'm always attuned to the interface between exaltation and heavy lifting.


Anonymous Jacques Conejo said...

More great photo-documentary. I very much liked the reference to "the interface between exaltation and heavy lifting".

Thanks for sharing your adventures.


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