This open view of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, reveals the source of the maze that I showed last week.
On the left, we have the Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe, with its roof of straight lines, plus a few softening curves. At the back is the dome-shaped Àgora, slightly disguised by the net of cables on the classic Calatrava-designed bridge, the Assut de l’Or Bridge.
City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, July 2019
Enjoying the view, are the seven cast iron heads of Silvia, Isabella, Laura, Asia, Maria, Minna, Carla, and Laurelle. These sedate sculptures are the work of Jaume Plensa and were one of the reasons I timed my visit to Valencia for last summer. They were on display from June to November 2019. Valencia is a city I will return to, but I think this space will look very empty without the gazing heads, who spread their serenity across the waters.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 5 June 2020
Posted as part of Weekend B&W