I love Bilbao more every day. The city is full of public art, much of it installed by the Guggenheim. The photo here is a sculpture by Dora Salazar, on the “Paseo de Uribitarte,” the path along the river. It honors “the rope girls,” who used only ropes to pull iron-laden vessels down the estuary.
Most photos I have seen of this sculpture show it from the front along an angle. I prefer this perspective because it shows how the women and the ropes complement the lines and colors of the environment, suggesting how these historic figures remain an integral part of the community.