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Monumento a Jacques Cousteau

Monument for Jacques Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Saint-André-de-Cubzac 1910 - Paris 1997
French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water
Manolo González
1998

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /  Monumento a Jacques Cousteau   Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /  Monumento a Jacques Cousteau

Description

The monument for Jacques Cousteau consists of two parts:
  1. In the sea is an abstract sculpture of a dolphin.
  2. On shore a stone with a bronze plaque showing the title CALYPSO (the name of Cousteau's research vessel) with a swimming woman and a dolphin, Cousteau's portrait and a quote in handwriting.

Inscription(s)

CALYPSO

"Hemos descubierto un mundo nuevo para la humanidad a partir de horas
mi deber será convencer a los seres humanos que protejan y cuiden nuestro mundo
para las generaciones futuras"

"Niños del mundo, estamos trabajando para dejarles vía libre. Para que podáis
seguir haciendo volar las cometas, para que podáis junto a nosotros y acudir
otro capitulo a la mayor aventura de todos los tiempos"

Jacques Cousteau

manolo gonzalez 1998


Fundación
puertos de las palmas

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 28°8'53" - W 15°25'58")

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