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Centro Histórico in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

Benjamín Carrión

 
 
Benjamín Carrión Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2019
1. Benjamín Carrión Marker
Inscription.  

En el Bicentenario de las Independencias de México y Ecuador
El pueblo de México a la memoria de
Benjamín Carrión
(1897-1979)

Escritor y embajador ecuatoriano, amigo de México

México D.F. a 10 de agosto de 2009

Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon
Jefe de Gobierno del Distrito Federal

Galo Galarza Dávila
Embajador del Ecuador en México


English translation:
In the Bicentennial of the Independence of Mexico and Ecuador
The people of Mexico celebrate the memory of
Benjamín Carrión
(1897-1979)

Writer and Ecuatorian ambassador, a friend of Mexico

Mexico D.F., August 10, 2009

Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon
Head of Government of the Federal District

Galo Galarza Dávila
Ambassador of Ecuador in Mexico

 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is August 10, 2009.
 
Location. 19° 26.218′ N, 99° 8.57′ 
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W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Centro Histórico. Memorial is on Avenida Hidalgo just west of Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Av Hidalgo 39, Ciudad de México 06050, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ignacio López Rayón (a few steps from this marker); Santa Veracruz (within shouting distance of this marker); Franz Mayer Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Temple of San Juan de Dios (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave of Manuel Tolsá (within shouting distance of this marker); The Juárez Hemicycle (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Aquiles Serdán (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
Benjamín Carrión Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2019
2. Benjamín Carrión Marker
The marker is just to the right of a statue of Benjamín Carrión awaiting a chess challenger. The statue is by the Mexican sculptor Pedro Filiberto Ramírez Ponzanelli and was unveiled on May 24, 2011. Inscribed on the wall behind the statue is a quote from Carrión, it reads:

Seamos una gran potencia de cultura porque para eso nos autoriza y alienta nuestra historia.

English translation:
We will be a great cultural power, because that is authorized and strengthened by our history.
Benjamín Carrión statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2019
3. Benjamín Carrión statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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