Mirador de la Flor is a monument in Corpus Christi, Texas that was unveiled in 1997 to honor Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a Tejano singer who was murdered two years earlier at the age of 23. People from around the world visit the site, which is located only a few miles north of Seaside Memorial Park where Selena is buried. The title of the monument translates to 'overlook of the flower'.
It is located at the corner of Peoples Street T-Head and Shoreline Boulevard and consists of a 5'8" life-sized bronze statue of Selena wearing a leather jacket with microphone in hand, sculpted by H.W. "Buddy" Tatum, a Corpus Christi artist. She is leaning against a concrete pillar looking towards the Corpus Christi Bay.
The monument also features mosaic tiles of white roses (Selena's favorite flower) on its north side by a staircase leading to the lower level and rear (on the lower level facing the Gulf of Mexico, and a large white rose affixed to the same pillar and a plaque facing Shoreline Boulevard.
- ↑ de la Fuente, Tamaño (30 March 2010). "Selena vive en sus canciones" (in Spanish). Sintesis. http://periodicosintesis.com.mx/noticias/59337/Selena-vive-en-sus-canciones. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
- ↑ Fernandez, Icess (1 April 2005). "Dedicated fans tour Selena-related sites Many spend 10th anniversary of her death at mirador". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. http://www.caller.com/news/2005/apr/01/dedicated-fans-tour-selena-related-sites/. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
- ↑ Jordan, Karen (10 August 1997). "A pilgrimage brings fans a little closer to the late singing star". The Dallas Morning News.