Lampposts of Gaudi

The lamp posts are similar in style to those installed in the Place Royale, however, unlike their counterparts don’t have six arms. Initially, they had ornaments which represented the God of Mercury, namely a winged helmet and caduceus. However, on the request of the local council, these were removed. So Gaudi had to improvise and the results of this are what you see today. Firstly an upside-down crown with the two serpent heads rising, which represents the god of commerce.

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