This is the statue of a woman named Minerva, which was part of a statue called Font de l'Aurora. The original sculpture had her on a chariot pulled by two horses representing the sun and the moon. It was dimantled because it was facing its back to Gracia, and example of how much the Spanish community values these pieces of art.
This sculpture is outside the building Palau de la Música Catalana, and is titled folk song. This sculpture entails a female figure that represents song. On top is Saint George, and surrounding her are people that represent Catalan people. This is a beautiful incorporation and integration of society, art, and culture.
This picture is of a statue titled Little Red Cap Fountain, on Passeig de Sant Joan. This is a sculpture of little girl in a hood with a basket and a wolf, based on the fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. The statue is located near a park, which helps integrate this old legend into daily culture.
This statue is located in Theatre Square and is a monument to the writer Seraph Pitarra who is considered to be the founder of Catalan theatre. This combines two different forms of art and culture into another form of a lasting image, the statue.
I pass by this statue of Hercules, the mythological founder of Barcelona, on the way to class everyday. It is the oldest original statue in the city. Hercules has a big part in the mythical origins of Spain itself, with the pillars representing a portal. This column is more of a honor towards him. He gave the monarchs the devine right.
This statue is of Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona. It is located in El Born, Barcelona. Berenguer III's greatest legacies include raiding Muslims territories and setting Christian slaves free. He looks powerful and strong here with an upright poster uptop a strong horse.
This Statue is located on Passeig de Manuel Girona. It is of Antoni Gaudi, who gave Catalan architecture and modernisme world world renowned recognition. He could be considered a modern hero in the community. This is a "free standing" statue, where he appears casual and friendly, fully immersed into society.
This is the Columbus Statue which is located close to Barceloneta, by the bottom of Las Ramblas. The statue depicts Christopher Columbus pointing towards the New World, whose journey was funded by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, and is a crowning achievement. The height of the column shows how honored and important Columbus is in Spanish society.
I took this picture while on the top of Tibidabo, this is the Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The church has neo-gothic design influence, and at the top of the Church is a statue of Jesus Christ who is the most honored savior in the Christian religion.
This picture was taken in the Gràcia neighborhood in Barcelona, in Plaça del Diamant. This statue is made from a scene the novel La plaça del Diamant, and the woman is its heroine, La Colometa who grew up in the square during the Spanish Civil War. This statue combines history with fantasy.
This picture was taken in the Gràcia neighborhood, in Plaça de la Virreina. This statue is of Ruth of the Old Testament. She is carrying wheat after learning about the death of her husband. It is an ode to the story of La Virrenia, who was widowed at a young age. La Virrenia, like Ruth, spent their life doing good deeds in the name and sake of their husbands.
I took this picture also in the neighborhood of Gràcia, in the Plaça del Sol. This sculpture is called Astrolabe. It represents a sundial with the twelve zodiac signs designed by Joaquim Camps. The square was built in 1840 and was an air raid shelter during the civil war. It takes a horrible thing that happened and sheds light, in the plaza, and the vastness of space.
I took this picture while in Sevilla. While it is not displayed outside, The Virgin of Hope of Macarena is open to the public and during the Holy Week hundreds of people will line the streets to watch it being carried around. It is truly one of the most revered icons, a national treasure.