Children of Aunts & Uncles / Hijos de Tías y Tíos

Family unity among my cousins continues, a sense of nostalgia keeps growing and the joking around does not stop. My cousins are a living example of “the more, the merrier”!

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Primos en Caracas

 

Urbanización Santa Fe Norte, Estado Miranda, Caracas (2013)

(English version follows below). La prole de mis abuelos paternos fue numerosa. Añádase a esto un sentido riguroso de unidad familiar impartido por el abuelo Constantino. Añádase a esto la prosperidad ebullente de un país latinoamericano, un país que-además- nunca estuvo libre de riesgos. El resultado fue extremadamente peculiar y casi que irrepetible: una familia extensiva exultante que ha permanecido unida en el tiempo. Recuerdo esos domingos en la tarde (ver foto de abajo, autor desconocido) en que los tíos y las tías venían a reunirse religiosamente a la casa de Avdok y Constantino. En esa cita semanal, los primos nos encontrábamos para jugar, para joder que jode y para crecer.  Después de todos estos años, la unidad entre estos primos continúa, el sentido de nostalgia se acrecienta y la echadera de broma no se detiene. Mis primos ilustran aquello de que cuantos más, mejor. La foto de arriba fue capturada lindamente por Magda Badra en el 2013, en ocasión de una de mis visitas a Venezuela *

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From my father side, my grandparents’ descendants were quiet numerous. Add to that a very rigorous sense of family unity imposed by abuelo Constantino. Add to that the prosperity of a Latin American country, a place in which living wasn’t and still isn’t exempt of huge risks. The result is extremely peculiar and can hardly be replicated: our extensive family is fairly large, it is a joyful family and one that has remained united throughout time. I remember those Sunday evenings (see photo below) when uncles and aunts would religiously get together at Avdok’s and Constantino’s. On that weekly occasion, all cousins would meet to play, to fool around and to grow up into adults. After all these years, family unity among cousins continues, a sense of nostalgia keeps growing and the joking around does not stop. My cousins are a living example of “the more, the merrier”. The photo above was nicely captured by Magda Badra back in 2013, during one of my visits to Venezuela *

 

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Quinta Avdok, Frente a la Plaza Washington, Urb. El Paraíso, Caracas (sometime in the 1970’s, unknown author)

Author: Constantino

A Chemical Engineer born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He has worked for the oil refining industry in threes countries under different capacities. With photography and writing as hobbies, he has traveled the world (and has still to settle somewhere). Loves movies, Latin Jazz, black coffee and red wine... Kampai!

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