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Children's crossing in Ecuador

Quito, XII.1998;
pict. Baeten & De Dier
Chimborazo prov., XII.2001;
pict. De Knijf & Demolder
Puerto Ayora, XII.1998;
pict. Baeten & De Dier
Ecuador adheres to the most widespread design in South-America. We've seen the same drawing in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and slightly different even further north. The same signs are planted on Galápagos (Puerto Ayora).

The find from Quito is rather peculiar. The drawing is mirrorred and the arms are severed. Loose body parts are a feature most often seen on match-stick people (f.e. South-Africa, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia) but it happens sometimes to old-fashioned workmen too (Madeira).

Mindo, 27.II.2010;
pict. S. Feys
Chimborazo prov., XII.2001;
pict. De Knijf & Demolder
Coca - Río Tiguino (Napo prov.), I.2002;
pict. De Knijf & Demolder
 
Our other finds show foreign influences (or import) at work.
• First we have a clear example of the United Kingdom group. It's not an exact copy of the UK-sign, but the drawing has all the necessary attributes.
• Next comes a panel under (most likely) Brazilian influences.
• Then we have a find identical with the kind distributed in Peru. Thinking of the everlasting border disputes, could it that this is the latter country trying to gain influence in the former? Notice the heads raising in the air. Empty most likely.
• The last one is a variation with longer and stiffer limbs.
Cosanga, 07.III.2010; pict. S. Feys

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