Sister Cities - San Diego, CA & Leon, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Johnny_Quest
N 32° 42.440 W 117° 06.777
11S E 489413 N 3618848
Quick Description: A statue given to San Diego from its Sister City Leon, Mexico.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/13/2010 9:51:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM9PD8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 6

Long Description:
"Our Lady of Shoes", possibly intended to be the Virgin Mary, sits on a pile of shoes and holds several shoes in her hands.

The statue was originally located at the Port of San Diego building. It was later moved to the City Administration building. In 2009 it was moved to Mount Hope Cemetery in a section of the cemetery that is home to many indigent dead, including immigrants who died while trying to cross the border.
Twin Cities / Sister Cities:
Leon, Mexico and San Diego, CA.


Address:
3751 Market Street, San Diego, CA.


Text:
"OUR LADY OF SHOES"
"NUESTRA SRA. DE LOS ZAPATOS"
STATUE PRESENTED BY
MAYOR JORGE CARLOS OBREGON
OF OUR SISTER CITY OF LEON, MEXICO
TO
THE HONORABLE SUSAN GOLDING
MAYOR
CITY OF SAN DIEGO
APRIL 26, 1999


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