Barcelona, a photo a day


La Parella, Catalan for couple, is a beautiful work from Lautaro Diaz, on the Moll de Fusta, in the Port Vell area.

What I could find out about Diaz is that he is Chilean, from Valparaiso. He studied in Warsaw, and came to fame here, in Barcelona.

How do you call a mermaid when it’s a man?
A merman?

12 responses

  1. Merci ROB d'avoir rallié mon blog,
    un français qui vit en Catalogne sur laquelle il fait un blog en anglais…
    c'est original!


    August 16, 2009 at 6:49 pm

  2. I think he is trying to make up for being a jerk earlier, but he is going to have to do a little more than rub her with his stub of an arm before she will give him the time of day again!


    August 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm

  3. i´´ll have to agree with Don and Krise


    August 4, 2009 at 4:55 pm

  4. He's talking to her, but she seems to be looking straight ahead. I would wager to say many a man has had that happen.


    August 4, 2009 at 5:18 am

  5. impressive statues. i think it's would be more interesting to pass them at night.


    August 4, 2009 at 2:12 am

  6. Well, it's certainly an interesting pair…although I don't understand armless mermaids? Oh, that's right, mermaids don't have arms. Finny me!

    Don't people push them over just to see if they break?


    August 4, 2009 at 1:10 am

  7. First, I love your header pic, so vibrant, like the culture, there. And these are such interesting pieces. She seems a bit annoyed with him. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog and for adding me to your reading list.


    August 3, 2009 at 10:08 pm

  8. Rob

    Thank you, Vogon Poet, spent 2 years in Padova and Ferrara, a quarter of a century ago, and I speak italian every day at work. I love the italian language (and the food)!


    August 3, 2009 at 7:35 pm

  9. Now I'm really curious to know something more about the author of these statues, but I have found nothing more. Your Italian is very good!


    August 3, 2009 at 7:10 pm

  10. m_m

    I like this:) Interesting he studied in Warsaw:) Thanks for sharing!


    August 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm

  11. Yes, exactly. These are wonderful pieces. I would be happy to pass them each day.


    August 3, 2009 at 7:04 pm

  12. He appears to be telling her something!


    August 3, 2009 at 5:09 pm