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.
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.
Stay tuned, folks: tomorrow is an important birthday for many people, specially for Frenchmen.