Sister Cities - San Diego, CA & Leon, Mexico
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
"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.
3751 Market Street, San Diego, CA.
"OUR LADY OF SHOES"
"NUESTRA SRA. DE LOS ZAPATOS"
STATUE PRESENTED BY
MAYOR JORGE CARLOS OBREGON
OF OUR SISTER CITY OF LEON, MEXICO
THE HONORABLE SUSAN GOLDING
CITY OF SAN DIEGO
APRIL 26, 1999
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