Sunday, December 16, 2012

Don't sit on me

-it says in Spanish in front of the chair.

If it might not be literally what is written, you should still guard you well to defile it with your bottom. At this table and on this chair sat namely the heroes of Ecuador when they signed the Declaration of Independence after centuries of Spanish rule.

One might add that it was not just ink that flowed in this context. Plenty of blood was also shed on both sides before it got as far as getting something down on paper.

 And the papers are also exhibited in this museum affiliated with San Agustin Church in Quito.

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