I know there are a few Lisboa natives reading this blog…can anyone tell me what this sculpture is supposed to be? It’s on the river path, directly beneath the 25 de Abril bridge. From a side view it looks a bit like a whale, but from underneath it seems more like a giant manta ray, except that the tail is all wrong. I checked around it for any identifying signage, but there was nothing. (Except for three battered overseas shipping containers stacked atop each other, the bottom of which was open, and which had a mirror on the inside of the door and the back wall. What the heck was that?)
Anyway, it’s a mystery at the moment, though the sculpture itself is awesome. I like the way the open girder design reflects the bridge above it, and when you’re right under it, you can’t help but admire the sheer size and construction. Must have been a blast to build.