Sunday, January 11, 2009

Not exactly the Taj Mahal

I got this from Strange Maps. It is the Buenos Aires suburb of Ciudad Evita named after Evita Peron. The Strange Maps website say it was founded in 1947 by Argentinian President Peron by Presidential Decree in 1947. Other sources have it being a project of something called the Eva Peron Foundation. Likely, it was a mix of the two.

Naming a city after a living person is a common enough thing in a Thugocracy, but according to Strange Maps it is supposedly laid out to be a portrait of her. The other sources I've found don't make that claim. I think the likeness is a bit of the stretch. Perhaps one can see the bun, but the lower part of the face just isn't there.

Regardless, I suggest nobody pass this idea on to Michelle. I don't want to risk my street becomming part of her nostril.


Knucklehead said...

I'm guessing its the hairdo as seen from behind. I never really followed the story of Evita (kinda slept through the musical). What made her so beloved?

chuck said...

I thought it looked like snoopy.

Knucklehead said...

Well, that too.

jorge c. said...

please!!! if an argentinian see this post and if he/she is a peronista... you will be in deep trouble!!!! she was nearly a saint for the "peronistas". she was the wife of president perón (1945 - 1955). he/she are the models of hugo chavez. "populistas" (populist=demagogue). i beg you pardom, i'm a spanish speaking (from uruguay)