Thursday, September 17, 2015

Even Statues Have Lightning Troubles

When were coming into the port of Cartagena we noticed this monument-like thing and wondered what it was, but with all the excitement of our arrival we soon forgot about it. We have just recently learned that it used to be a statue of the Virgin Of Mount Carmel, patron saint of drivers and navigators, but it was struck by lightning on August 9th just three weeks before we arrived.


You can read more about it here:

Above you can see the broken marble, and below you can see what it used to look like. I guess we are not the only ones to have troubles with lightning here in the tropics.
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