This is one of those statues that is silent, like an ornament on the pavement of a square. It is on the stairs to the plaza Third of Flanders, facing the sea. On one side, without a gazebo or the enhancement yard and a white mask that the landscape is logical that seems kind of hidden, placed there as they did not know where to put it. And yet, there are few things that deserve much honor in San Fernando as the marsh, the man ve made possible the existence of the city, without which the population may have succumbed to one of the famines of the past. San Fernando is surrounded by marshes and wetlands have fed San Fernando when the need has tightened. All the mouth of the Guadalquivir is a huge marsh. Almost all of it protected in the National Park of Doñana. However, just look out the window when you go to Cadiz to see salt on the sides of the road, marsh transformed into salt factory. Humble people of San Fernando overturned in the marshes. Clams, crabs now threatened by the invasion of the American crayfish, razor clams, snails, shrimp, cockles, mussels. Marsh is represented here, on a background of stones that resemble marine rocks. With her basket and pertrecho, fine dress shirt, waterproof pants and boots, his characteristic attire. I truly believe that this character deserves a little more attention. It is the people, the representation of ground marine San Fernando, monument inaugurated on September 13th 1982 and placed in a crossing like this bother recent past.
This mid-twentieth century statue is the work of the sculptor Antonio Bey Olvera. It stands at the head of Paseo General Lobo, overlooking the sea. Following the traditional high placement of sacred hearts, it stands on a podium with stairs and railings. It's notable for its naturalism; it doesn't have the gravity of other sacred heart statues, instead seeming more human. The position gives the impression of a moving Christ, and the face is particularly impressive. Antonio Bey Olvera has been a controversial artist, due to these humanising touches which break with traditional religious ideas. Interestingly, when we decided to take a photo, a pigeon chose to perch on the statue!
In the southern part of Paseo General Lobo, you'll find a railway tribute embodied by this old steam locomotive, model 030, donated by a Spanish sugar company. The arrival of the railway in San Fernando, on 13 March 1861, marked a definite change in fortunes: the city stopped depending on an economy based almost exclusively on fishing. Therefore, this statue plays tribute to the importance of the railroad in urban economic life. It is a locomotive manufactured in the late nineteenth century, which worked to transport freight wagons and passengers alike. It has been visibly retouched after the passage of so many years.
Eolo was the winner of the international competition of urban sculptures which took place in San Fernando in 2005. Like the other winners of this contest, it is now publicly displayed in the Plaza de las Estatuas, where the municipal sports field of Marques de Varela once stood. It is the work of Carlos Albert, born in Madrid in 1978, who has a degree and doctorate in Fine Arts. It's a minimalist piece, characterised by its twisting into unnatural forms. It's three metres high and made of bronze, devoid of any human trait or expression.