Saturday, 2 August 2008

Peru: Memories of Tarata

A little after the fact, but I came across this commemoration of the Tarata bombing, from 16 July. The trucks packed with explosives were blown up in Calle Tarata in Miraflores, Lima, in 1992, in Shining Path's deadliest single attack. 24 people were killed and around 200 injured.

Anamaria McCathy's photographs of old photographs, debris, and newspapers notices for memorial services can be viewed at the Micromuseo site, and they are quite beautiful. For me, they are a very fitting tribute, perhaps more so than the rather overgrown monument that stands on the site today, which I photographed a couple of years ago:

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