miércoles, junio 14, 2006

They come in all sizes / Ellos las prefieren gordas



This sculpture, which here looks like chocolate, is one of Fernando Botero's famous "fat ladies". She lays confortably in the plaza de Colón, watching crowds and traffic passing by. Specially traffic: for an unknown reason, the sculpture faces the road and its situated rather akwardly on a little grass patch, so it's quite difficult to see or photograph it from a convenient angle without being run over by a car. The sculpture is in Madrid since Botero's famous exposition in the paseo de Recoletos in 1994. The public chose this one as their favourite, and the artist gave it to the city as a present.

Esta escultura, que aquí parece de chocolate, es una de las famosas "Gordas" de Botero. Está tumbada comodamente en la plaza de Colón, viendo pasar el tráfico y las multitudes. Sobre todo, el tráfico: por alguna razón desconocida está colocada en un pedacito de césped mirando hacia la calzada, así que resulta complicado verla o sacarle una foto en condiciones sin ser atropellado. La escultura está en Madrid desde la famosa exposición de Botero en el paseo de Recoletos en 1994. El público eligió ésta como favorita, y el artista la regaló a la ciudad.

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At 14/6/06 12:03, Blogger santy said...

I wish it was a chocolate! :) it's my first visit here. Welcome from Jakarta - Indonesia, Carmen!

 
At 14/6/06 12:07, Blogger Carmen said...

Thanks, santy. And I wish it was chocolate, too; the sculpture is really huge...delicious! ;)

 
At 14/6/06 12:22, Blogger MoonSoleil said...

That's a brilliant picture!
Gracias por su comentario. Tengo gusto su cuadros tambien!

 
At 15/6/06 07:48, Blogger Louz said...

You risked your life with the traffic but you got a great photo!

 
At 18/6/06 20:49, Blogger bobbiej said...

mmm looks good. Only reminds me of something.

 
At 3/12/06 15:46, Anonymous Anónimo said...

best regards, nice info
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