Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Acapulco: Mermaid and Dolphin Sculpture

Mermaid and Dolphin Sculpture
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
(From the Cruise Ship Port to La Quebrada and Back)

N 16° 50.584 W 099° 55.014

Short Description: 

The Mermaid and Dolphin sculpture is located at the south side and top of the Sinfonia del Mar Amphitheater on Avenue Aldolfo Lopez Mateos in Acapulco, Mexico

Long Description:

At the top of the Sinfonia Del Mar amphitheater there is a 10' high bronze sculpture of a mermaid and a dolphin. Each figure is standing upright on their tails vertically on a hemisphere. The mermaid has long waist length hair and is extending her right arm to touch the dolphin in a gesture of friendship.

A bronze plaque a square 4.5' high rough-cut stone pedestal is inscribed:

MARZO 2006 

Also, the hemisphere is signed and dated by the sculptor.

A mermaid is a mythological creature with a female body above the waist and the body and tail of a fish below. Stories about mermaids abound in folklore, literature, and popular culture. In some stories mermaids are benevolent toward men in other stories they are malevolent and drown their victims, usually unfortunate sailors. Modern stories tend to portray them in a more favorable light, as lovable creatures.

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