Thursday, March 4

Sculptures and statues at Costa del Sol 2

My second serie of Andalusian sculptures you may find in Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Marbella and Mijas.
At Plaza de la Union Europea Toremolinos, there is the Monument to Europe, which is a white marble sculpture of Zeus as a white bull with Europa on his back. According to Greek Mythology, Europa was the beautiful daughter of the King of Tyre, a Phoenician king. Zeus saw her gathering flowers by the sea and fell in love with her. Zeus turned himself into a white bull and knelt before her very gently. Europa climbed on his back and the bull rushed toward the sea and kidnapped her. He revealed his true identity and brought her to Crete where he made love to her.
Another sculpture at a nearby square just outside the most heavy tourist shopping streets, shows this Flamenco trio. Flamenco is an exotic dance, but is actually native to only one region: Andalusia. Flamenco is the music of the Andalusian gypsies and played in their social community.Buddhism is strong in Benalmadena with the West´s largest Buddhist stupa. On our long walk from the train station and down to the beaches we passed this Buddha statue.
On our long (>15 km) walk along the beaches from Benalmadena to Fuengirola we passed this round-about with the Elephant family. It is located between the all inclusive hotel Holiday World Hotel and it´s Beach Club.Another elephant (may be one of Hannibal´s leftovers) can be found at the Beach de Faro in Marbella. He is looking towards Gibraltar which you can see in the horizon if you click on the photo to get it larger.Between the beach and the old city of Marbela you may walk up the avenida del Mar with many beautiful and interesting modern sculptures. At the top you will find the spectacular benches as shown earlier, sculptures by them selves.On the other side of the park the next sculpture are places at the entrance of the old city.
My last sculpture is from the white city Mijas, and of course the statue is white too.


Anne said...

Jøss, ikke allt er like pent du, men den kjekkasen under her, den torsoen kunne jeg nå tenkt meg ja..., men på en annen side, hva skal man med en mann uten hender???? at hodet mangler, det er vi jo kjent med, så... neida spøker bare :-)

RuneE said...

Jeg ser du sitter bar - men så har du jo formidlet mye fin kultur her.

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