The Cerro de la Gloria in Mendoza (MENDOOOZZZAAA!)  commemorates the victory of the Andes Army, an event that liberated Chile, Argentina and Peru, freeing them to pursue the God-given right of every nation to commission horrible public art. I'm serious: this looks like a vomit-volcano erupted in a horse-statue foundry.

To the right you see the the national symbol, which was  the Sacred Beehive on a Stick raised in front of a corrugated metal sheet. In honor of the strong union tradition in the region, the job required two men.



Actually, that’s the Phyrgian Cap, an ancient symbol of liberty. The French used it in their revolution; the Americans used it as well, often with a “Liberty Pole.”