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Venceremos - We will be victorious!

George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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I spotted this rather dilapidated beach hut, on a beach in Portugal. What struck me most was the name: “Venceremos”, which is Spanish for “We shall overcome” or “We will be victorious”. It was a phrase used a lot by Che Guevara during the Cuban revolution, although the original “Patria o Muerte! Venceremos” is actually attributed to Fidel Castro.

In any case, politics aside, I thought that the defiance and optimism of the name, given the sorry state of the hut was absolutely brilliant!

I had forgotten the shot, until recently, when I heard the song “Uprising” by Muse, which also uses the phrase “We will be victorious”, so I fished it out…,

[Sony a350, Sigma 17-70@35mm, f/6.3, 1/20sec; LR3 from RAW]

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