Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Treasures of Buenos Aires: Las Nereidas Fountain by Lola Mora


Stunning monument La Fuente de las Nereidas (Nereids' fountain) which depicts the birth of Venus, and was sculpted by Lola Mora, one of Argentina’s most renowned women artists.

Located in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires.

No wonder Lola Mora was the first Argentinian and South American sculptor. She stood out as an urban planner and researcher and furthermore, she was an unquestionable pioneer in national mining. She took part in the rail layout project of the Northern Trans-Andean Railway or Huaytiquina, where the marvelous Train to the Clouds travels today, one of the main tourist attractions in Argentina.

Likewise, as an urban planner, she was the author of the first underground and underwater gallery project for the City of Buenos Aires and she also foresaw the layout of the streets in the City of Jujuy. And she was a woman in a world so far ruled only by men.

In Greek mythology, the Nereids are sea nymphs (female spirits of sea waters), the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris, sisters to Nerites. They often accompany Poseidon, the god of the sea, and can be friendly and helpful to sailors fighting perilous storms, as the Argonauts find the Golden Fleece.


Photo by Ignacio Sanz

Posted by Kosherlat Valeria Duek Jewish travel in Argentina

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