La Antorcha de la Amistad
Spanish for “The Torch of Friendship”
(Two images) La Antorcha de la Amistad (“The Torch of Friendship“) is a monumental abstract sculpture located in downtown, San Antonio, Texas. World-renowned Mexican sculptor, Sebastián was commissioned to create this sculpture by the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (Association of Mexican Business People). The monument was presented as a gift to the City of San Antonio from the Mexican government in 2002. The sculpture represents the cooperation and shared culture between Mexico and San Antonio.
While my family was vacationing in San Antonio, we were able to see The Torch of Friendship sculpture twice – once in a boat ride down the San Antonio river, and the other time while walking downtown. It is quite monumental to say the least. El monumento es magnifico!
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If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? – Albert Einstein
Finally! Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. Can you tell? Do you know?
What Is It?!?
What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 293)
Brenda asked, “… wood carving?” Not a wood carving. “Some kind of ceramic?” Not ceramic, although it’s made to look like that. Then weedimageoftheday said, “part of a ceramic vase or sculpture?” It is indeed a sculpture, although not ceramic. I think this looks like metal, and surely thought it was, until I touched it! What you saw was part of a sculpture’s sleeve, made out entirely of plastic.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. – Walt Whitman
There’s a strange glow outside, it’s quite yellow and lacking the familiar rain. Oh! I think it’s called “sunshine.” Nice to have it around again!
Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is another photograph I took a few months ago, again I’ve altered its color and shown its negative image. Do you know? Can you tell?
What Is It?!?
What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 185)
Is it chocolate? No, unfortunately, not chocolate. How about part of an ear? Or a mug handle? Not part of an ear, nor a mug handle. So what was it?
What you saw were the arms of a painted clay sculpture of two people. Looked like copper, but was just plain clay.
“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney
Just a few minutes short of hitting midnight without making my daily post, been around the world and back, fortunately it’s a short trip when you’re at Disney. It doesn’t matter what age you are, young or old, this place is a dreamland for all.
So today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture might be a little late, but better late than never!
What Is It?!?
What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 52)
We quickly established that the subject in question was made of copper, but what was it? Not a fish with a stone in its mouth, not a turtle, and some other funny guesses (an acorn, rose, etc.) but if you look again, do you see the eye? Yes, it’s an eye. I was inspired by a sculpture my mom had commissioned from Fred Holshue in the 1970s. Her name is “Leaves” and once I’m able, I will post a full picture of this beautiful creation. Here’s a different perspective.