Spanish reader called Checri, sent me this interesting story. I’m familiar with Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, but anyway found his email informative.
Checri wrote: “I’m fanatic of your site, very fun, congratulations. My English is not very good, but I can try. I have a friend and he is a amateur photographer (German Torres Nieto). He took this picture at Buenos Aires, Argentina. As you can see, it seem that El Quijote is trying to reach a beautiful girl. If you don’t know about El Quijote, please, let me tell you that is a book written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. He is for us – Spanish and Argentinian people like Shakespeare for you. In fact, El Quijote de La Mancha is the greatest book for us. Don Quijote -he- was a big dreamer and as any gentleman of 15 century, he is moved by a very big love, a woman called “Dulcinea del Toboso”.
The true is that Don Quijote never had anything from Dulcinea. She is just an
illusion, but every act of Don Quijote, is moved by his greatest love, Dulcinea. So, in this picture you can see a statue of Don Quijote trying to release him. This is a real statue, and, looked from the right angle, you can see a publicity picture. It seems that Don Quijote is trying to release him in order to reach Dulcinea. The tittle of the picture “inalcanzable Dulcinea” means “Unreachable Dulcinea” I hope you like it.”