Barcelona, a photo a day

La Niña de la Constitucion, a bronze statue


The time between 1975 and 1982 in Spain is called the Transition Time. It took the new Spanish government 3 years after General Franco’s death to start rebuilding democracy and to establish a Constitution.

In 2003, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Constitution, 25 Spanish artists created these pictures you see on the wall. And, the same year, an artist, whose name is, I believe, Carlos Lopez Hernandez, created the Niña de la Constitucion, the bronze statue of a little girl you can see looking at the paintings, the daughter of the Constitution.

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6 responses

  1. Amazing! The statue looks life-like. There is a special quality to this photo. I like it. 🙂

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    July 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

  2. Love the way she appears to be studying the paintings.

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    July 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm

  3. m_m

    When I have glanced I have seen the real girl:)

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    July 27, 2009 at 7:06 pm

  4. I didn't realize that was a statue either until I read your post! Very nice.

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    July 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm

  5. What a great sight! It's wonderful that all these artists were willing to give of their talent to make this important display possible…and it is set off perfectly by the “Daughter of the Constitution.”

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    July 26, 2009 at 6:46 pm

  6. At first I was so focused on the paintings I didn't realize it was a statue. Doh! Beautiful display (and statue). Nicely photographed also.

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    July 26, 2009 at 5:31 pm