Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fallen Cross-Cruz Caida

View of the Fallen Cross from down below.
Monumento de la Cruz Caida
In a city were much of it is in disrepair I thought that this cross had just fallen over on it own looking at it from street view down below. When I finally reached the top I realize it was built that way on purpose.The "Fallen Cross" or "Cruz Caida", in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. It commemorates a 380-year old church demolished to make way for a streetcar  in 1933 that no longer exist  It represents a church fallen by greed when the archbishop authorized its desctruction after being paid off with a grand new residence. Another story I heard was that a tram crashed into the church demolishing it. Anyway, there just a monument there now over looking the bay.

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