martes, marzo 27, 2007

hold her tight

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This is an imposing monument dedicated to Hispanity (mmm I don't if that's the right word for Hispanidad) I found near Complutense University. It shows man holding a woman or helping her to get on the horse. I really like it.
In the back it is an inscription where it said it was donated by Dª Rafaela Azcue in the loving memory of his husband D. Gregorio Pumarejo (whom history I don't know) in 1970.
It's next to America museum in Moncloa district.

Este es un monumento a la Hispanidad que encontré cerca de la universidad Complutense. Muestra a un caballero ayudando o rescatando a una mujer y subiéndola al caballo. La escena está bastante bien conseguida ¿no?
por detrás puede leerse una inscripción en la que pone que fue donado por Doña Rafaela Azcue en la memoria de su esposo, Don Gregorio Pumarejo (de los que no sé nada) en 1970.
Está pegada al Museo de América en la zona de Moncloa.

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At 27/3/07 04:39, Blogger santy said...

ah, yes... a graceful statue indeed. love the horse as well.

 
At 27/3/07 04:57, Blogger photowannabe said...

Dsole, there's a lot of drama in that sculpture. I think it is lovely and you captured it well.

 
At 27/3/07 05:33, Blogger Lavender Lady said...

it is a lovely statue. What a thoughtful thing to do to fund a piece of art in memory of a koved one. I am at the park and fly motel...you park your car, stay all night and they keep your car for you for a week. Not a bad deal when your plane leaves at 7 in the morning. The hotel computers are terribly slow. You may be the only one I get to in my alloted thirty minutes.

 
At 27/3/07 10:20, Blogger Olivier said...

impressionnante cette statue, elle est tres belle

impressive this statue, it is very beautiful

 
At 27/3/07 11:01, Blogger Kris said...

a moving piece of art!

 
At 27/3/07 12:30, Blogger Kala said...

I like this too but actually I like sculptures in general and when it has a horse, its a bonus and with feeling and emotion to the sculpture is even better - I saw a TV show once that said there was a huge sculpture of a horse somewhere in Italy that was a tribute to Leonardo Da Vinci - the story you shared is a great addition to the image

 
At 27/3/07 13:07, Blogger Jazzy said...

great sculpture, i quite like the movement, great monument in memory of Mr Pumarejo.

 
At 27/3/07 14:28, Blogger Mandi said...

It is very interesting to look at.

 
At 27/3/07 16:57, Blogger Annie said...

That sculpture is both romantic and sexual, with all the metaphors of lifting up, muscular horses, nude woman.

 
At 27/3/07 19:11, Blogger mi foto said...

..Hola Dsole, soy mifoto, vamos con la música...En la entrada de la primavera puse la música de http://goear.com/, lo que pasa es que entraba automaticamente y ahora estan haciendo reformas y se escucha haciendo clic y se abre una nueva ventana.

Te mando los codigos de una canción para que hagas una de prueba.
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http://www.goear.com/listen.php?v=9e4ea4b
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Estos codigos los pegas en la edición HTML de entradas , donde pones las fotos, arriba o abajo, donde quieras, al editar sale la ventanilla con la canción. (Es una sorpresa). Aquí en Goear hay muchas canciones, pero si quiers una que no esté la puedes subir,(yo no lo he intentado aun) pero para eso hay que reguistrarse.

En la entrada de los charcos la dirección es:
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http://www.radioblogclub.com/
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Para subir desde aqui hay que reguistrarse, y puedes elegir los colores de la ventanita. Las dos están en inglés, si tienes alguna duda...

Que casi agoto los comentarios...
Y a ver que tal te queda.

 
At 27/3/07 19:31, Blogger mi foto said...

..ejenn..que soy yo otra vez...puede que no salga
Estoy haciendo pruebas y no me sale nada, intentalo con el radio blog club. Nada lo siento...

 
At 27/3/07 20:16, Blogger Monica said...

I love the light in your pictures! I think when you have a good angle and good light you can even make a place look better than what it really is. Which is not the case here cause I know Madri is a beautiful city! :-)

 
At 27/3/07 21:13, Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a nice photograph of a great piece of sculpture. Stone and stainless steel? It looks nice to me.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting about the trucks and how fast do they go you ask me.

They travel along the highway legally, at 65 miles per hour or 104.6 kilometers per hour. They take a long distance to stop.
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At 27/3/07 23:49, Blogger freelancer said...

Very nice statue !

 
At 28/3/07 01:25, Blogger isabella said...

Being a pessimist, I see a woman begging her man not to leave...but he does, anyway ;-)

 
At 28/3/07 01:36, Blogger Ame said...

I like this too Dsole! Very romantic...right? LOL! ;)

 
At 28/3/07 05:16, Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

That is a very romantic statue and great story.

 
At 28/3/07 09:45, Blogger Matritensis said...

Es una estatua muy desconocida, está fuera de toda ruta típica.
Personalmente no me gusta mucho.
Saludos ;)

 
At 28/3/07 12:49, Blogger Kala said...

=)

Hi Dsole - Im curious - what does dsole mean? =P

I just read a story about Picasso today... http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/27/DDGLNOQTCC1.DTL

Anyway, jus in case u r curious, I did a "clone" and pasted copies of one part of the image to the bottom right side so you got duplicate houses in my pic =)

Aloha!

 
At 28/3/07 18:18, Blogger Oya said...

Very nice statue. You have a lot of statues there...and you like to picture them...

 
At 29/3/07 10:26, Blogger Carraol said...

Hi, Dsole, incredible sculpture of the Hispanidad & great catch. Disculpa la tardanza en contestar pero fue una semana agitada, afortunadamente la proxima, es practicamente de vacaciones, me imagino en España la "Semana Santa" tiene sus dias de asueto por las celebraciones religiosas, o me equivoco? Gracias por la visita y muchos saludos.

 

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