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El Desafio (The Challenge) : Recycling park

El Desafio (The Challenge) : Recycling park

 

Recorded in the Guinness Book of Records for 1998 under Largest constructions is El Desafio (The Challenge) recycling park.

Sr Alonso began his fabulous, fantasy park in 1980. In the ten years until its opening he used 30000 drink cans, 25000 balls of thread, 5000 plastic bottles, 5000 metres of telephone cable, 12000 oil bottle tops, 50000 bottles of wine and beer in addition to discarded televisions, fridges, washing machines and water tanks. El Desafio is still growing …

El Desafio (The Challenge) : Recycling park

"When poets point to
the stars, the stupid
look at the finger."
says one of the signs
in the park.

El Desafio (The Challenge) : Recycling park

"The world is a gift,
you only have to know
how to unwrap it."

Stars from the bottom of tin cans

"It's good to give advice,
but better to show by example."

 

"Happiness doesn't come ready made,
you have to make it."

El Desafio (The Challenge) : Recycling park

"The most wasted day is the day
when you haven't laughed."

"What you don't start, you never finish."

"How wonderful it is to go barefoot, when you have shoes."

 
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