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la esperanza

Literally The Hope of Triana, the name refers to one of the most beloved Virgin Mary images in the city, which resides in the neighbourhood of Triana. You may remember the church wanted to destroy this magnificent century old ficus and almost succeeded, even working through the night before they knew a cease and desist order was coming the next day. But there she is, sprouting anew. Of course the tree will never regain its former glory, but at least for now she lives and is indeed a symbol of hope.