Statues - Hither & Thither

Spain
Maspalomas
(San Bartolomé de Tirajana)
Gran Canaria

Plaza del Faro

Fuente de la Morena

Morene Fountain

La Noche: niño cabalgando a una morena (The Night: Child riding a Morene)
Virginia Quevedo
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Maspalomas /  Fuente de la Morena   Maspalomas /  Fuente de la Morena

Description

Bronze sculpture of a morene (sea-snake) with a boy sitting behind his head, standing in a the center of a fountain. The urban legend says that this sculpture was intended to pay homage to the Canarian painter Néstor Martín-Fernández de la Torre and that it is named: 'La Noche: niño cabalgando a una morena' (The Night: Child riding a Morene'. But it is also told that the sculptor wanted to emulate in some way in the tourist city of Meloneras, the 'Girl with Dolphin', which is next to the Tower bridge of London, and others that appear in the big European cities and, that in turn mimic the 'Eros riding a dolphin'.

Maspalomas - Fuente de la Morena

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 27°44'8" W 15°35'57"

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Item Code: esca171; Photograph: 8 January 2015  / updated: 20 February 2017
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