Also the clear blue sky was a perfect frame for these sculptures when I took these photos yesterday.
this is the fountain on plaza Fuente de las Batallas
this character represents Jean de Fiennes, one of the burghers of Calais
detail of his foot
detail of his hand
this character represents another burgher of Calais , Pierre de Wissant
(who are the burghers of Calais? I'll be brief...In 1347, King Edward III laid siege to the French city Calais. After 11 months, the population was starved and six of the leading citizens (burghers) of Calais offered themselves as hostages to Edward III in exchange for the freedom of the city. They came to the king, barefoot and with a rope around their neck, carrying the keys of the city. Thanks to the king's wife Philippa de Hainaut, the burghers' life was saved and they were deported to England.
In 1885, the town council of Calais commissioned Rodin to produce a sculpture that would pay tribute to the burghers of Calais)