Friday, July 27, 2012

Colon's Angels

At the foot of the Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain is a statue honoring Christopher Columbus, which features some beautiful angel statues (item 8 in the Summertime Scavenger Hunt).
I love how the angels seem to dance, in silhouette, with the other statues in the square.
Once you enter the Ramblas, there are many street artists who pose for pictures. I thought I saw a person dressed in a traditional angel costume, but I could not find her when I returned with my camera.  Instead, I found this creature.
Do you think that's a person dressed as an angel or not?

17 comments:

Simona Cordara said...

I've been in Barcelona once. It's a marvelos city. And all those places by Gaudì!! That angel/demon is amazing!!

helena said...

they are amazing

Alison said...

I have pictures of the monument,taken on my first visit, but have never noticed the angels- I bet I would have noticed them this year!
Alison xx

Margi said...

I think his portrayal of angel/demon is quite profound; creepy but profound! I love all the monuments in Europe with Spain's being some of the most breathtaking!

scrappyjacky said...

He certainly looks more like a demon to me....the statue is stunning.

Elizabeth said...

That is not an angel! Scary looking thing whatever it is. Beautiful statue of CC and the angels surrounding it.

Karen said...

Definitely NOT angelic looking! Love seeing the photos of Barcelona. All I ever saw there was the airport, but that's a long story!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

more of a fallen angel

Becky said...

Not very angelic looking to me! But I love your photos :-)

Amy said...

Mmmm, he sorta looks a bit like a flying bat!

AguiLeon said...

look scary

The Mann Fam said...

The wings look like bat wings instead of angel or bird like wings to me. I vote bat.

Sian said...

Possibly the kind of angel you would see in Dr Faustus!

Missus Wookie said...

The dancing angel statues are lovely - whilst I suspect the last is a fallen angel or demon. Do like the light and silhouettes.

Missus Wookie said...

The dancing angel statues are lovely - whilst I suspect the last is a fallen angel or demon. Do like the light and silhouettes.

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boysmum2 said...

depends what you class as an angel? Very interesting though