11 December 2013

Salvador Dali in the 5th arrondissement, Paris

The cadran solaire de Dali (or Dali sundial) at 27 rue Saint-Jacques is a gift of Dali's to Paris. It represents the form of a coquille Saint-Jacques (scallop in English). The flaming eyebrows represent the sun's rays. It is probably the oldest route in Paris, having been used by pilgrims to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle (Santiago de Compostela) in Galicia. In the bottom right-hand corner is Dali's signature and the date (1966) he made and erected the design.

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