Fishermen's Monument - Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
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N 23° 12.699 W 106° 25.291
13Q E 354538 N 2567660
This fountain is the oldest monument in Mazatlan.
Waymark Code: WMFKFW
Location: Sinaloa, Mexico
Date Posted: 10/29/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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This large monument and fountain is located on Mazatlan's malecon at Manuel Gutierrez Najera Street. It has a tall tiled multi-colored tower with the representation of a lighthouse at the top. At the base of the column, we see the depictions of a nude man with a fishing net and a nude woman lounging provactively on a ribbon-like column rising to the "lighthouse". A fish appears between the two figures. There are several spouts shooting water about 2 feet high into the large basinwhich perhaps is designed to resemble a shell.
This website (visit link) informs us:

"The Monumento al Pescador, or Fisherman's Monument, celebrates Mazatlan's rich heritage as a fishing center. This landmark on the Malecon, Mazatlan's waterfront promenade, features the figures of a solitary man and a woman, in between which is a tall structure representing the city's famed lighthouse, El Faro. Sculpted by Rodolfo Becerra Gomez, the monument also features a ribbon-like element, which represents the Tropic of Cancer to mark Mazatlan's physical location. The man in the monument represents the strength and determination of Mazatlan's fishermen, while the woman calls to mind not only the women of the city but also the beauty of Mazatlan."
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