08 March, 2009

M31: Rizal Monument Postcard

The 3D postcard shows the Rizal Monument in Luneta Park, Manila. The bronze and granite Rizal Monument in Luneta was designed by Richard Kissling of Zurich, Switzerland, the second placer in the international art competition held between 1905 and 1907 for the monument design. His entry is entitled “Motto Stella” (Guiding Star) . The monument was unveiled on 30 December 1913, Rizal's 17th death anniversary.

M31: Rizal Monument Postcard

Description: 12.7 m bronze and unpolished granite sculpture and obelisk. On one side of the Rizal Monument is a marble plaque marking the exact spot where the hero met his death by firing squad and on the other side is one of his poems. The central bronze figure is of Dr Rizal. The bronze figures around the sculpture were cast in Switzerland. Dr Rizal's remains are buried within the monument.

SOURCES:
Rizal Park Wikipedia Entry
Rizal Monument

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