Oct 7, 2008

Satan in Retiro Park

El Angel Caído (The Fallen Angel), considered the world's only public statue of Satan, is one of the most interesting and popular features in Retiro park. The Fountain of the Falling Angel was created by Ricardo Bellver (1845–1924) and erected in 1922. The work is said to be inspired by a passage from John Milton's Paradise Lost, which represents Lucifer falling from Heaven.

While the angel sculpture is emotive, I actually enjoy the demon faces at the base more.

Source: wiki


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