City sculptures portray history and culture in Chongqing
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- City sculptures are the “art cards” of a city and each sculpture is endowed with cultural meanings of the city. In Chongqing, there are many sculptures with imbued with history and culture. Through them, you can feel the art and pulse of Chongqing.
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter 春夏秋冬
Address: Chongqing Yangtze River Bridge ends
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter was completed in September 1984, consisting of four figure sculptures. It personified metaphorical seasons to express the four seasons of life. The “Spring” is a girl with flowers, symbolizing spring blossoms and renewal of everything; the “Summer” is a young man fighting in water, symbolizing vigor, vitality and bravery fighting; the “Autumn” is a woman carrying ears of wheat, symbolizing hard work rewarded by a bumper harvest; the “Winter” is a strong middle-aged man, symbolizing great ambition and never giving up.
Mountain City in Memory 记忆山城
Address: Hongyadong City Balcony
Mountain City in Memory was completed in 2005. It is a 13.8-meter high bronze sculpture. More than 20 stilted buildings are combined to vividly represent the old Mountain City with long history to the citizens.
Discuss National Affairs Together through Thick and Thin 风雨同舟 共商国是
Located in front of the Teyuan Mansion - The Democratic Parties History Museum of China, the “Discuss National Affairs Together through Thick and Thin” memorial sculpture is based on the background of historical facts of Chongqing “Teyuan” in the 1940s. The history and war events of Chongqing are engraved in the sculpture. The shinning and eternal page of this hero city was cast in the bronze and stone.
Giant Chili 天之椒子
Address: Guanyinqiao Pedestrian Street
The Giant Chili is the biggest “chili” sculpture, 6.25m high and 1.9m wide. It is a symbol of Chongqing people liking hot and spicy food, reflecting the city’s regional characteristics and spirit of the age. It is a very precious cultural treasure.