In Sevilla I stayed two days, so after seeing Alcazar and Cathedral with Giralda and Plaza de Espana (in day and in the night), on my second day I could see less visited places. I joined the free guided tour in Triana, it was very interesting and nice because I was the only peron except guide :). Then I went to La Cartuja. It was a bit tiring as it was hot, 36 C, n o shadows, and even the locals complained (I shared a room in hostel with black woman and she said she was sunburnt, and I, from northern country wasn't :).
I found this piece of art quite striking. Funny, from different places it seemed that the woman looked in different directions, see WS.
About the La cartuja Island and monastery from Wikipedia:
Legend holds that the area, in Moorish times, was honeycombed with caves made by potters for ovens and to obtain clay, and that after the capture of the city by Christians in the thirteenth century, an image of the virgin was revealed inside one of the caves, where supposedly it had been hidden. It prompted the construction of a chapel of Santa María de las Cuevas to house the venerated icon.
Isla de la Cartuja (Island of the Charterhouse) is an almost-island in the Guadalquivir River at Seville, Spain.The island's name derives from the cloistered monastery (Cartuja) located on the site, the Monasterio de Santa María de las Cuevas, where Cristopher Columbus lived when planning the voyage to the west. (His remains were there also for some time). Here was located the world's fair to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first Columbian expeditions, the Expo '92. Before 1992, the island was completely isolated between two Guadalquivir river branches. After the rearrangement of the river channel system on the occasion of Expo '92, it was joined to mainland by a wide isthmus in the South with Triana neighbourhood.
What can be referred as the former island is connected by notable bridges, such as the Calatrava designed Puente del Alamillo.
In 1964, the monastery was declared a national monument, and now is owned by the government of Andalusia. Restorations were made for the Seville Expo '92. In 1997, it became the site of a museum of contemporary and ceramic art.
I do not know why I wasn't inside to see this sculpture in the rooms.
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Sergiom (53823) 2014-06-09 5:01
Quelle belle illusion. J'aime beaucoup le cadrage qui inclut le faux personnage avec son bras qui sort de la fenêtre ainsi que les personnages réels sous l'arche.
photoray (9883) 2014-06-09 6:52
A modern artist prank with the face of the giant woman at the window and hand hanging out another to provide her scale, and very life like.
Then a glimpse of the monastery's roof top architecture reveals ornate designs, and the large arch opening beckoning visitors inside.
PS: I hope to discover and photograph more basalt columns around the world, and have already found numerous formations in the U.S. west.
rychem (18899) 2014-06-09 8:39
Wrażenie szokujące!!! Ludzie w bramie dają porównanie z wielkością tej plastyki, kojarzy ki się to z jakąś bajką, gdzie był uwięziony olbrzym :))
holmertz (36453) 2014-06-09 11:49
This is a fascinating work of art. I love this kind. If I remember correctly there is a painting of Christ in the Hagia Sophia, where his eyes keep following you wherever you go.
Strangely I have noticed that no mattes how hot and sunny it gets most Poles seem to stay very pale ;-).
Greetings from Gert, still in Krakow, the urban sauna.
Silvio1953 (115175) 2014-06-09 12:33
Ciao Malgorzata, lovely composition with original artwotk in a beautiful architecture , splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (26910) 2014-06-09 15:15
una foto molto curiosa e perfetta nella realizzazione, non avrebbe avuto senso se non ci fossero state le due persone.
Bella anche l'architettura e i colori.
fritzi007 (2441) 2014-06-14 13:33
unglaubliches Foto, wirklich genial, sehenswert!
Dein Foto ist perfekt, sehr gute Information, gratuliere dir!
Viele Grüße aus der Steiermark
CLODO (28650) 2014-06-20 5:54
amazing giant trying to escape through the windows, we understand that it's fake looking at the pedestrians under the arch.
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (72306)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-15
- Categories: Humorous, Architecture, Artwork
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-09 2:24