Barcelona Photoblog: Aurora and Chariot: Golden Horses Detail

Friday, November 13, 2009

Aurora and Chariot: Golden Horses Detail

The Chariot of Aurora, Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona  [enlarge]

I had promised to continue with the full story on the Cascade fountain in Ciutadella park but I was busy and chose another detail of one of the many elements in the sculptural group and monument: the horses drawing Aurora's Chariot. Aurora obviously is not on sight due to this low angle. The fact is that the lady is only visible from the square in front of the cascade. I was not carrying the proper lens to zoom in so I had to come closer. By the way, Aurora is the name Romans gave to Eos the dawn goddess according to Greek mythology. Notice: there is also a renown art deco wall relief by the name The Chariot of Aurora and also just to make a bad joke, Eos has nothing to do with Canon.


  1. :-))
    This is fabulous!

  2. Hi Carlos, this is a marvellous composition. It really looks very animated.

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    - Pixellicious Photos

  3. Fantastic photo, Carlos! The gold is absolutely stunning!

    LOL at that last line too. ;)

  4. Carlos - next time you go there, lean over the side of the steps on the right hand side and look for the large green Iguana lizard. It's about 1 metre long from head to tail. We saw it a couple of weeks ago and were very surprised! Maybe it's escaped from the zoo, because I don't think that Iguanas are native to this area!

  5. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Woww !!! Great photos !


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