Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Savings Allegory Sculpture, Caixa de Pensions Building, Via Laietana, Barcelona

Savings Allegory Sculpture by Manuel Fuxà, Caixa de Pensions Building, Via Laietana, Barcelona [enlarge]

On April 1st of the year 1917 Caixa de Pensions i d’Estalvis de Barcelona building at Via Laietana, 56-58 was completed by famous Catalan architect and artist Enric Sagnier. Nowadays it is one of the venues of the Supreme Court of Catalonia. On one of the corners you will appreciate this sculptoric group which is an allegory to savings. Remember La Caixa is an important savings bank in Spain. The sculpture was made by Manuel Fuxà. Perhaps you want to see the whole facade of this neomedieval building in Via Laietana or want to investigate further on La Caixa and its founder.

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