photo essay: la carta magna y las cuatro regiones argentinas28 Nov 20104 Comments New category for the blog… a way to focus on one particular monument or place without text in the way. Click on any of these pics for a larger version. 4 thoughts on “photo essay: la carta magna y las cuatro regiones argentinas” Estela Domínguez, Caballito, BA -ARG 05 Jan 2011 at 10:59 Firstly: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! For yourself and all the others in your line of sight. My father emigrated from Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain in his mid teens. Ever since arriving he used to have a picture taken of him to send back home to his old childhood friends in the ´aldea´. Where? Right in front of this monument, in the alegory of La Pampa: a robust, well fed, breasted and generous Pampa… For him, it was the perfect symbol of this land of Argentina. Keep on observing that we are eyeing your blog! Warm regards Estela Reply Robert 05 Jan 2011 at 19:38 Hello Estela! Happy 2011!!!! How wonderful that your father thought this statue was the best spot to take a photograph to send home to his family. The statue itself has an incredible story behind it… it was so slowly built, there was a big controversy as to who the artist would be, but in the end it is an incredible piece of art that many porteños see every day. I’m very glad that you are still reading my blog. I don’t have the readership that I used to because I stopped writing for so long. But hopefully it will return in time. All the best for a very happy & very prosperous new year! Reply Daniel Myers 12 Mar 2018 at 04:14 I would like to know who the sculptor or sculptors were of this beautiful monument. I am a sculptor myself in Quincy, MA and enjoyed doing a drawing of “La Pampa” sculpture Reply Robert 12 Mar 2018 at 09:37 Hi Dan – Thanks for the comment. The original sculptor was Agustí Querol Subirats, but after his death another sculptor took over. There’s more info in the Wikipedia link. Best of luck with the drawing! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.