Wednesday, 25 June 2008

The Yellow Cortez strikes again

Taken down and made into an electricity post, the Yellow Cortez (Ipê Amarelo, in Brazil) did not surrender. With an outstanding reaction, it has rebelled against its wrongful conviction, grew its roots and came back to reign absolute, sharing joy and beauty with its strong identity.

It has insisted and demanded its space to show the beauty of its blossoms and the generous shadow of its branches, in a magnificent demonstration of energy and will to live.

Reconsidering his act, man has decided to transfer the electric wiring to a concrete post positioned just beside it. Now the Cortez reigns free of wires.

This Cortez is a public attraction in Porto Velho, capital of Rondônia, a state in Brazil.

This is an example of the sweet privilege of the people in that neighborhood, as the picture taken by the amateur photographer, Leandro Barcellos, who was born in the South of Brazil, but lives in that area.

2 comments:

Isabella said...

Here it is the full translation of original text:

"Friday, May 16, 2008
Small Article About a Big Tree
In the war for progress, man does not hold back any effort or any consequences. The focus is to advance. In an unfair battle, he destroys insanely natural resources, essential to nature. Nature’s response may even delay, but it will not fail. Sometimes it is immediate, intriguing or even daring.
In a silent and unpredictable act, nature has responded to the sharp axes and violent chainsaws, the biggest symbols of destruction and disrespect. It has insisted and demanded its space to show the beauty of its blossoms and the generous shadow of its branches, in a magnificent demonstration of energy and will to live.
Taken down and made into an electricity post, the Yellow Cortez (Ipê Amarelo, in Brazil) did not surrender. With an outstanding reaction, it has recovered its pomp and reign as national symbol. It has rebelled against its wrongful conviction, grew its roots and came back to reign absolute, sharing joy and beauty with its strong identity.
Reconsidering his act, man has decided to transfer the electric wiring to a concrete post positioned just beside it. Now the Cortez reigns free of wires.
This Cortez can be honored with a capital “C” and is a public attraction in Porto Velho, capital of Rondônia, a state Brazil.
This is an example of the sweet privilege of the people in that neighborhood, as the picture taken by the amateur photographer, Leandro Barcellos, who was born in the South of Brazil, but lives in that area.


*translated from Portuguese, from a Brazilian magazine


// posted by StefanBathman @ 9:30 PM 0 comments"

Edwiges said...

As you already know, I do love trees! And I feel so good every time I think of it that I feel like saying it over and over again: Eu adoro árvore.