Good Morning, Benito Juarez

January 24th, 2005 · 10 Comments

Benito Juarez in the Plaza of the Americas, Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Benito Juarez in the Plaza of the Americas, Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Benito Juarez in the Plaza of the Americas, Magnificent Mile, Chicago
Benito Juarez in the Plaza of the Americas, Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Ever since the Sun-Times building destruction began I’ve had to change my walking route to work. Now every day I say good morning and sometimes good evening to Benito Juarez, the former Mexican president who is regarded as Mexico’s greatest and most beloved leader. He’s been looking really cold lately. Someone should sculpt him a scarf and hat already.

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10 Comments so far ↓

  • Edwin

    That’s a pretty cool statue! Nice pics! You’re right about the scarf and hat though—even snowmen got em!

  • ScottJ

    Hi, Rachelle. I found your site while googling for images of the Sun-Times building demolition. That led me to explore the rest of your blog. I’ve really enjoyed your photographs, you have a wonderful eye. Thanks!

  • Nan

    see RB, everyone loves your photos! maybe i should schedule my next family portrait with RBStudio. :-)

  • rachelleb.com

    Happy Birthday, Benito

    Benito Juarez in the Plaza of the Americas, Magnificent Mile, Chicago Yesterday was Benito Juarez’s birthday. If he were alive he’d now be 199 years old. If you pass by the Plaza of the Americas on Michigan Ave., make…

  • arturo

    im from ciudad juarez, and i didnt know that Bjuarez has an statue in chicago its nice to know it. also the photos are very good.
    luck’s

  • spudart

    Hey! I was doing a google search for: plaza of the americas chicago juarez and lookie who appears NUMBER ONE! I just HAD to click through and see what you wrote. It’s funny you mention that you think he needs a scarf, cuz i was just commenting to someone that I want to photograph him wearing a scarf!

  • Patricia

    Es una estupenda obra de arte el Cuerpo completo de nuestro presidente Benito Juarez me encantaria saber quien la elaboro.

  • Israel

    Hola Patricia, lo elaboro el escultor mexicano Julian Martinez, que en paz descanse.

    Saludos

  • Fidel Gutierrez

    Hola estoy muy orgulloso de tener
    algo historico de nuestra patria
    para poder ensenarles a nuestros hijos
    yo e visitado con mi familia
    ellos no sabian que existia algo asi
    y menos en el centro de la ciudad.
    Soy originario de michoacan vivo en USA
    desde 1979 nunca e ido a MEXICO Gracias por permitirme comentar.

  • Nora Oranday

    La escultura del artista Julian Martinez fue traida a Chicago desde Mexico a instancias y negociaciones del Embajador Heriberto Galindo, entonces Consul General de Mexico en Chicago en colaboracion con el Instituto Mexicano de Cultura y Educacion de Chicago.
    La ceremonia de develacion de esta obra fue muy emotiva debido a la importancia que continua teniendo la figura del presidente Benito Juarez en la vida politica de nuestros paises iberoamericanos.

    Saludos a todos
    Nora Oranday
    Instituto Mexicano de Cultura y Educacion de Chicago
    155 N. Michigan Ave.
    Suite 506
    Chicago Illinois 60610
    Tel. 312-729-5270

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