Jul 28, 2010

Argentinan picture of Hanoi ceramic way inaugurated

A 65 sq.m ceramic picture of vivid colours and images displaying the typical features of Argentina was unveiled on June 2 in Hanoi as part of the “ Ceramic Road along the Red River ” – the project to celebrate the 1,000 birthday of the capital city.

The picture is right under the Long Bien bridge pier and stretches 25 metres along the embankment. It is made of lively coloured lines of Tango dances and beautiful sceneries of the tropical country of Argentina .

Present at the inauguration ceremony were Argentina ’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Religion Victorio Jose Taccetti, Argentina ’s Ambassador to Vietnam Alberto Kaminker, authorities of the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations as well as representatives of UNESCO and diplomatic agencies in Hanoi .

Despite geographical distance, Vietnamese and Argentinan artists and people have joined in practical activities to help promote the friendship between the two countries, said Ambassador Alberto Kaminker.

Earlier, a similar ceramic mosaic was inaugurated in central Rauson, the capital city of the southern province of Chubut , Argentina , on May 18. The “New Era” mural is a gift from the artists and craftsmen of the “ Ceramic Road along the Red River” project for the city on the occasion of the 200 th anniversary of Argentina ’s May Revolution (May 25, 1810).

The 8.6-m long and 1.2-m high picture is placed at the entrance of Chubut province’s administrative building. It has historical and cultural themes, featuring images of Vietnam and Argentina including Vietnam ’s peach blossom and Khue Van Cac (Pavilion of Constellation of Literature), Ceibo flowers of Argentina , Rawson city church and a battleship./.

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