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The Columbus Monument
©2012 By Tomasz Dziubinski

The Columbus Monument

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

The Columbus Monument is a 60 m (197 ft) tall monument to Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla, Barcelona, Spain. It was constructed for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888) and is located at the site where Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the Americas. The monument serves as a reminder that Christopher Columbus reported to Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V in Barcelona after his first trip to the new continent.

At the very top of the monument stands a 7.2 m (24 ft) tall bronze statue atop a 40 m (131 ft) tall Corinthian column. The statue was sculpted by Rafael Atché and is said to depict Columbus pointing towards the New World with his right hand, while holding a scroll in the left.


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Nikon D800 ,AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
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Graeme11-Jan-2013 19:42
Beautifully captured with superb details, Tomasz.BV
Mildred Alpern09-Dec-2012 16:40
I think he is pointing to the United States of America! Great shot.
meekam tam06-Dec-2012 11:34
Very beautiful capture of the monument! V
Helen Betts21-Oct-2012 19:16
Fascinating capture with the three distinct segments in the image of greenery, blue sky and clouds working together. V.
Mildred Alpern21-Oct-2012 18:41
Impressive figure. Nicely framed.
Buba Jafarli21-Oct-2012 18:05
Quite unusual vision of the Columbus monument! I like it! V.
Johnny JAG21-Oct-2012 17:38
Very nice composition
Tom Munson21-Oct-2012 15:28
Nicely framed!
Naret Visesvongsa21-Oct-2012 12:56
I like the way you compose this picture by placing the monument against the cloud.
Jim Coffman21-Oct-2012 12:49
Very well composed and capture!!
Jola Dziubinska21-Oct-2012 12:49
Very fine pov. V.
soulis21-Oct-2012 12:20
Great shot! V.
John G Reed21-Oct-2012 12:14
Nicely done. Best. J
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