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Boy With Fish

By pamelajean
Continuing with my sculptures theme.
I have just spent a frustrating afternoon trying to find some information about this charming little sculpture of a naked kneeling boy clutching two fish whose mouths form the fountain, found in Alhama De Murcia, Spain.
It is in the Garden of the Martyrs of Alhama de Murcia. This garden was formerly the original watercourse, and "la rambla de la Cruz" was built in its present form during the 1950ís. The columns give it a classical appearance and it is a popular site for locals to relax and take shade in the heat of the summer. The figure on the fountain is a reproduction of the original which disappeared mysteriously in the 1970ís and was made from old photos found in the municipal archive, and was inaugurated in 2009, restoring the gardens completely to their former splendour.
V1 is a closeup of the sculpture, V2 a slightly wider view, and V3 a wider view still, showing the columns and promenade.

Tags: Spain Child Boy Fish Statue Architecture Fountain Figure Murcia Alhama De Murcia Costa Calida

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28 Dec 2012 3:33PM
Excellent detail in these super compositions Pamela,

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EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
28 Dec 2012 3:43PM
I can readily see why this would be so appreciated given a hot Spanish summer. The shadows in V3 suggest a lovely, cool place to linger and the sound of the falling water will add to the effect, of course. You captured the details and light so well. I especially like those falling drops of water in V3.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Dec 2012 3:58PM
These are three excellent photos Pamela !! I love V3 with the beautiful background included !
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Dec 2012 4:13PM
Such a good subject with that green patination, Pamela: like all three versions equally, any one of which is worthy of the V 1 position.
Fab set Pamela. X

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Dec 2012 4:24PM
Three wonderful captures of this charming sculpture, Pamela, a real pleasure to sit beside and listen to the running water whilst enjoying the glorious sunshine and warmth. Carol
Tibetan 6 3 England
28 Dec 2012 5:11PM
Got to be V3. for me Pamela, with the full view, nice place!, good light and shadows make it have more depth, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
28 Dec 2012 5:38PM
A wonderful set of images Pamela. Lots of detail in each. I really like V3 with the background Smile Smile Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2012 5:39PM
I like the pov in v1 Pamela and love the blue and white tiles.
28 Dec 2012 5:40PM
An excellent trio
Wishing you all the best for 2013
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2012 5:56PM
Interesting set Pamela.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
28 Dec 2012 6:09PM
Quite an interesting statue and slightly sureal. v1 has the detail but I do like the composition of v3 with the framing by the columns; water droplets; and the textures and patterns caused by the ripples.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
28 Dec 2012 6:23PM
A verry interesting setSmile
28 Dec 2012 6:45PM
Beautiful set Pamela. Great detail. Don
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2012 8:04PM
Lovely detail, lovely statue!
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
28 Dec 2012 8:08PM
When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was the little Boy of Brussels............then I thought he can't have two surely............that's when I saw the fish............GrinGrinGrinGrin
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
28 Dec 2012 8:33PM
V1 for me Pamela - nice to see the bigger picture in V3 though.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
29 Dec 2012 9:36AM
All 3 very well shot esPECially V1, Pamela, with that amazing light and the frozen water. I had to chuckle at the scene in V1 'cos I pictured live fish and a live boy...and the boy using the poor fish as water pistols Grin

6 3 8 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2012 9:37AM
I love how V1 has been composed and that is my fav from a great setGrin
30 Dec 2012 11:35PM
Excellent compositions and wonderful set, love your fantastic V3.
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 9:54AM
Nicely captured Pamela. There are lots of these little treasures tucked away in spanish town centres.

Happy New Year

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Jan 2013 5:01PM
A tremendous trio of images Pamela, all are worthy winners. That cheeky cherub reminds me a bit of a young Graceland!Smile All the best to you in 2013, Ed
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 11:17AM
I particularly like the distortions in the water in v3 Pamela SmileSmile
xwang 9 56 8
5 Jan 2013 10:23AM
They are really beautiful.. I especially love the swirling water.. Architecturally, the whole design works very well..
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
11 Jan 2013 11:16PM
Hope they have fastened this one down well Pamela all metal prices are at a premium and times are hard.

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