The Monument a Colom (Spanish: Mirador de Colon) stands at the foot of La Rambla, one of Barcelona’s most popular streets. It was completed in 1888 for the Esposcion Universal de Barcelona in honor of Christopher Columbus who arrived back in Spain from his first trip to the New World and reported to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand at their palace in Barcelona.
We saw another Columbus Monument in Madrid when we visited that city in 2010. Spaniards are proud of the fact that Columbus was in the service of Ferdinand and Isabella, known as the Catholic Monarchs, when he discovered America. And Catalonians are proud of the fact that he completed his return voyage in Barcelona.
Be sure to stop by Leanne Cole’s website to see what other photographers are doing in monochrome these days.