Photographer's Note

This is one of the many sculptures in “Parque San Martín” in Mendoza city (which is about 1100 km to the west of Buenos Aires).

The city suffered a very strong earthquake in the 1860s and had to be almost totally rebuilt, as a part of the process this very nice park was projected and inaugurated by the turn of the century

Its extension is of almost 400 hectares, which makes it one of the biggest urban parks in Argentina, and was projected by Charles Thays, a French botanist and landscape architect, also responsible for many of Buenos Aires’ open spaces.

The park has lots of statues and sculptures and it is a pleasure discovering them as you walk on the paths surrounded by some 300 different species of trees.

It was this way how I found the one of the photo. I was lucky because I visited the place on late spring, so flowers were blooming. I liked very much the way in which the statue seems to be interacting with the flowers.

Nikon digicam, jpg capture, cropped and processed for contrast, saturation, and sharpening.

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Additional Photos by Carlos Martinez (cjmm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 826 W: 64 N: 1219] (4479)
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