In my ignorance, I used to call this "The Lady Who Lost Her Shoe", but have since discovered that the statue is a tribute to the Field Mojaqueras. When they came to Mojacar to do their chores, many women shared the uphill road and the custom was to stop next to a stone at this place and to change their shoes before entering into the city.
The lady wears a typical head-covering dress, carries a water container, and holds a typical Arab headscarf with her teeth. The statue by sculptor Roberto Manzano stands on the original site of the stone of Los Silos.
The old hillside town of Mojacar (pronounced Mohacker) in Spain remains loyal to its past, displaying medieval arab architecture. This elevated mountain village is distinguished by its whitewashed houses.
3 versions showing different aspects of the sculpture, and V4 is a closeup of the shoe on the ground. The light was difficult, but I did my best. I must have taken V3 on a different day, but thought it worth including.
There is now a V5, which is a re-edited V3, following comments made.
|Camera:||Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|