Thursday, May 12, 2016

Picture of the day for May 13, 2016

Wikipedia picture of the day on May 13, 2016: Front view of the city Hall of A Coruña, also called Municipal Palace, Galicia, Spain. The modernist building is located in the María Pita Square in the center of the city and was built between 1908 and 1912 following a design of Pedro Ramiro Mariño. It was inaugurated in 1927 by the king Alfonso XIII. The facade is 64 metres (210 ft) width and has 43 windows, whereas the surface of the building is 2,300 m2 (24,757.0 sq ft). The 4 statues in the third floor represent the 4 provinces of Galicia (A Coruña, Lugo, Orense and Pontevedra) and over them, in the middle, is the coat of arms of the city. The 2 dames flanking it symbolize Peace and Industry and Work and Wisdom. In the tower in the middle is the clock and the bells, they are made of bronce and tin and weigh 1,600 kilograms (3,527 lb).

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