Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Birthday, Che Guevara

Ernesto
Today is the birthday of one of Argentina's best known icons. I bet you have already figured out: Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, better known as Che Guevara. He would be turning 81 years old. He was born in Rosario, just a few hours away from Buenos Aires and became known as one of the leaders of the Cuban Revolution. He is being loved and hated by people all over the world and has become one of Argentina's biggest exports. The U.S. Time Magazine voted him one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century. Undoubtedly Che Guevara is a ubiquitous global symbol of counterculture.

8 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very clever find

Jacob said...

Tres interesting photograph! I'm not quite sure why is deemed so influential, but as you say he's become an icon of counterculture.

Shaun said...

I like your picture... add to the mystery of the persona...

AB said...

I see they are still selling student posters of Che over here in Saarbrücken. Some things never seem to change.

I always wondered what the Argentinians thought of the fact that the part Che was played by a Mexican in Diarios de Motocicleta and if the accent sounded convincing to Argentinian ears

RogerB said...

For some reason graffiti usually looks better in a photo than it does in person. Nice photo.

Lessie said...

Very cool capture! He is definitely an icon.

JM said...

Great mural! Would like to watch the caravana desde el obelisco! :-)

cornel said...

powerful !