Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Submarine Sculpture in honor of inventor Narcis Monturiol

We stumbled across this sculpture whilst walking to Pedrera. It is in honor of Narcis Monturiol, the visionary Catalan inventor of a submarine launched in 1859. When it was destroyed in a collision, he invented a bigger one, this time powered by an internal combustion engine. Sadly for him, he was not able to go into mass production and sell submarines. He died a broken man. He is however something of a hero to the Catalans.

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