I took plenty of pictures and I am putting some below, sort of in the order they happened. I hope you enjoy them. The last one is from Avenida Bolivar which I managed to reach but did not dare to enter as you will understand easily. I did not reduce it as much as the others so if you click to enlarge you can see in the fog the stand where Capriles would arrive for his speech about an hour later. A speech, by the way, which was stunning, and the harshest attack yet on Maduro. Also, I did take some pictures with my Blackberry that I tweeted live. You can go and see them at @danielduquenal
|The flow arriving from Altamira at Chacaito|
|The frangipani are blooming. I thought I'd share. :)|
|This is the crush starting at the Solano avenue, the march funnel. The arch in the distant back is the one from the video below.|
This is a spur of the moment video. My first HD but youtube did not pick it up and it is more blurred than on my computer copy ... Anyway, it is not a big deal but you can get some of the festive feel.
|This time around, with Chavez gone, there is less tension between chavismo and opposition, and a truck can be parked on a side street doing there stuff without any harm happening to anyone. Is this the start of a reconciliation?|
|I also liked this opportunity to see the fake (reconstructed) Bolivar giant poster form PDVSA building looking down on his "children" while Caracas soul, the Avila, peers through the calina, warm weather pre rain season thick atmosphere.|
|Another window with refugees that go now with Capriles. They are taking pictures of people cheering them!|
|Exiting Solano Avenue and reaching Plaza Venezuela.|
|Charming street vendors that wanted me to have their picture taken!|
|More chavistas trying to hold the fort, but all very good natured. They even posed with whomever wanted to have a picture taken with them.|
|The entry and the exit of the tunnel under plaza Venezuela.|
|Get your Capriles head gear.|
|Entering the welcoming shade of Los Caobos park, en route for Avenida Bolivar. The following picture is taken on the left side of this one.|
|Homeless makeshift housing, on the edge of Caracas open sewer,, the Gûaire River. 14 years of revolution and this is still an everyday occurrence. Where are the Misiones?|
PS: if you have pictures that you think may add to this series, please send them in.