Monday, 17 November 2008

Monument to the discover of America


It's basically a group of three huge concrete sculptures with embossed inscriptions and figures designed by Joaquin Vaquero Turcios and installed in Colombus square in 1977... Each of the "stones" as a symbolic meaning: Profecy, Genesis and Discover.

28 comments:

Olivier said...

reflet et photo de nuit vraiment magnifique. Le manège de François Delaroziére n'est pas encore à Madrid ?
reflection and photo really beautiful night. The carousel of Francis Delarozière is not yet in Madrid?

Tash said...

Absolutely gorgeous photo and monument! Well done. & I am also very partial to the discovery ;)

Lo said...

so very nice!

Cergie said...

This perfect picture is just breathtaking ; with the help of the light the engraving and the different curved or flat sides are wonderfully set off against the darkness

Blognote said...

Una foto magnifica di una scultura bellissima!! Davvero splendida!

Babzy said...

It looks really amazing ,how is it by day light ?

Julie said...

They have lit this monument so very well. And you have taken a splendid night time photograph showing such a grand reflection. Just wonderful ...

Marie-Noyale said...

I don't know how they look during the day but Your night picture make them look amazing... The idea of the water reflection is also a great plus!
But I guess the water had to be around if it is about discovering America!!

JM said...

A fantastic massive monument that somehow reminds me of pre-colombian art. Awesome picture, Tr3nta!

My Bug Life said...

The monuments are beautiful!

humanobserver said...

What can I say more ? As usual. Awesome !

hpy said...

The night light and the water reflection make it great, but without the carvings, the monument would be only stones.

Greg said...

I love the light and the reflections. Beautiful!

Hilda said...

The sculptures look very interesting and the lighting's dramatic. And your photo is gorgeous especially with that perfect reflection!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

wow, that is very grand indeed - nice photography

Mariposa said...

*amazed*

Tanya said...

Very interesting sculptures and you photographed them superbly! :)

Share my point of view... said...

Awesome! The reflection on the water alone is enough to turn me green with envy. =)

Kelly said...

Wow! This is a FABULOUS shot! I love the detail, the reflection and the night-time setting which makes it even more monumental! Great shot!

Jazzy said...

so grand! great photo with double images t3nta!

rob said...

Foto impeccabile!

bitingmidge said...

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Lily Hydrangea said...

this is so cool! I love this concept. & your photo of it is perfect.

the donG said...

amazing! some people might even think that aliens made it.

Pia K said...

Great one, lovely light and reflections and well, the monument itself isn't half bad either...:)

bskaad said...

I really loved this picture, the color and light makes it perfect.

Good shoot..

magicpolaroid said...

hello! than for visiting my blog and comment! like ur photos, and this monument is amazing! great light & shadows!
Luis

bobbie said...

How interesting. I had no idea there was such a monument. Your photo, as always, is wonderful.