Guadalajara Daily Photo

Thursday, August 31, 2006

What is this man doing?

Walking by Avenida Juarez you could find a mysterious man trying to push a bulding. Mister Jorge Matute Remus was an engenieer tapatio who made some significant changes in our state, he was also Mayor of Guadalajara and the University of Guadalajara Director from 1949 to 1953.

This estatue was colocated in his honor in 2002, because of one of his biggest works: in 1950 he moved this 1700 tons building for 17 meters. One building can't get in the way of the extension of an Avenue, isn't it?
posted by Yanit at 12:54 PM


Reminds me of a statue of a man who could walk through walls (in fiction!) - Le passe muraille in Paris....this is like the moment before he passes (and gets stuck).

Le passe muraille is here:

3:03 PM  

¡Qué excelente anédota! Gracias por el apunte.

4:08 PM  

That's Superb, one of my statues like this.. right in your face, and with history behind it too. Thanks for sharing.

1:07 AM  

interesting statue indeed.

7:50 AM  

Sally, I had the same thought. I found it here on the Paris blog.

11:06 AM  

What a great picture! It's amazing to see the man trying to push the building. Thanks for that one !
Greetings from Sydney

6:50 AM  

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