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Villa de la Plata

Casa de la Libertad

Plaza 25 de Mayo

Hostal Santa Cruz


Kantu Nucchu

San Felipe Neri

Castillo La Glorieta

La Recoleta

Parque Simon Bolivar

Parque Cretácico

Prevention Parade

Oruro Carnaval




Isla del Sol



Mookie Pookie

Inka Trail

Tarabuco Palm Sunday

Bolivia 2007
Photographs by Lois and Don Porter

We have been volunteering two afternoons a week at the Hogar Tata Juan de Dios, an orphanage here in Sucre. We help the teacher (Nilda) and the staff work with the kids (some 21 2- to 5-year olds). Lois brought along her elephant trunk, planning ahead for such activities. The elephant trunk and the "Un Elefante" song are a big hit with the kids. These are some photos of Lois and the kids having fun with the song (see below for the lyrics). Lois made a poster from the photos to share with the class - that's the first one in this collection.

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Un elefante (Spanish)

Un elefante
Se balanceaba
Sobre la tela de una arana.
Como veía que resistia,
Fue a llamar a otro elefante.

Dos elefantes
Se balanceaban
Sobre la tela de una araña.
Como veían que resistia,
Fueron a llamar otro elefante.

Tres elefantes... (Y asi...)
One Elephant (English)

One elephant,
Was balancing,
On a spider web.
Since he saw,
That it didn't fall,
He went to call another elephant.

Two elephants,
Were balancing,
On a spider web.
Since they saw,
That they didn't fall,
They went to call another elephant.

Three elephants... (And so on...)
Source: wikipedia