Barcelona, a photo a day

Posting 1 and 172: El Cul



This, my friends, was my very first posting, almost 6 months ago. I didn’t know by then anything about this sculpture.
Very recently, I came upon some info about it, and… I just can’t resist sharing it with you guys, as it is totally silly, and so typical of Barcelona!!!

The photo was taken in a little park off Avinguda Icaria.

Open quote:
This park holds one of the sculptures built to celebrate the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. It is El Cul (The Bottom), a bronze piece 6.5 metres high by Eduardo Úrculo, and was dedicated to Santiago Roldan, the President of the Barcelona Holding Olímpic between 1989 and 1993. Úrculo was very pleased that “Barcelona was the first Western city to have a monument dedicated to the bottom”. The sculpture, situated next to the Himalayan cedar forest, consists of long thick legs supporting two perfectly round buttocks.
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Stay tuned, folks: tomorrow is an important birthday for many people, specially for Frenchmen.

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11 responses

  1. Quite quirky. I suppose were you in Ireland the sculpture could be called the “Londonderry Air”!
    Cheers.

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    October 30, 2009 at 8:23 am

  2. That is funny!

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    October 29, 2009 at 12:36 pm

  3. Nice 'shape'.

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    October 29, 2009 at 4:18 am

  4. And there was Rob, out scouring the city for some hot buns. Great research and follow-up.

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    October 29, 2009 at 3:54 am

  5. C'est une “derniere” alors?

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    October 29, 2009 at 3:16 am

  6. well, this is an interesting art form

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    October 29, 2009 at 2:08 am

  7. Participating in the Olympic Games for sure demands to have a pair of strong legs.
    Nevertheless, in my opinion, it demands also a head, in order to see where one is running.

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    October 29, 2009 at 12:50 am

  8. It seems to me a little funny …
    🙂

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    October 28, 2009 at 9:25 pm

  9. Gorgeous legs, nice buns.

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    October 28, 2009 at 7:06 pm

  10. Yes it is interesting! Those Himalayan cedars look nice too.

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    October 28, 2009 at 7:06 pm

  11. JPT

    Interesting.

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    October 28, 2009 at 6:33 pm