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Mirador de la Flor is a monument in Corpus Christi, Texas that was unveiled in 1997[1] 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,[2] 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'.[3]

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.

A Template:Convert/LoffAoffDbSon high stainless steel barrier was added in 2000 to protect the statue and pillar from graffiti.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Jordan, Karen (10 August 1997). "A pilgrimage brings fans a little closer to the late singing star". The Dallas Morning News. 

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