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Sandals monument - Asmara
 
 

Another bizarre sight along the same lines is this giant statue of a pair of sandals in the middle of a major crossroads.
These sandals were worn by the Eritrean freedom fighters, and are still very common among the poor.
Appearently there is a tradition in Eritrea of keeping the shoes of the dead to remind the living of them, and this monument commemorates those killed in the fighting in that tradition.

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  • Written Apr 15, 2005
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