Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Funchal
(Fr. do Monte)
Madeira (ilha)

Reg. Aut. da Madeira

Largo da Fonte / Caminho das Babosas

Monumento ao Carreiro do Monte

Monument for the basket car pilots of Monte

Ricardo Velosa
1992

Funchal /  Monumento ao Carreiro do Monte   Funchal /  Monumento ao Carreiro do Monte

Description

Bronze relief of a basket car with a pilot.

Signature

Ricardo | Jorge | 1992

Annotation

In 1850, the residents of Monte created an innovative method of moving rapidly between Monte and Funchal. These carros de cesto (literally, English: basket cars), baskets with seats on wooden skis which were slid the inclined streets of Monte, guided by two pilots from behind, began operating in the late 19th century to descend the three kilometres to Funchal.

The monument was inaugurated 14 August 1992..

Funchal - Monumento ao Carreiro do Monte

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 32°40'35" W 16°54'9"

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