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Dénia inaugurates the "Hemeroskopeion" monument that receives travelers at the TRAM station

25 July 2023 - 13: 23

Dénia has inaugurated today the impressive sculpture Hemeroskopeion, a monument 4,8 meters high and weighing 6.750 kilograms that began its installation last June. A work installed in the TRAM station thanks to the donation of the author, Viktor Ferrando, and the Rotary Club of Dénia to the local City Hall.

The sculpture is a project that pays homage to the rich railway history of the area. To achieve this, Ferrando used materials loaded with meaning, including rails, crossings and train springs from the old Alicante-Dénia railway that awaited their fate to end up in a foundry thousands of kilometers from here.

The project was born from Ferrando's idea, supported from the beginning by the Dénia Rotary Club and the Dénia City Council, with the collaboration of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana and sponsors. An idea that unites the importance of recycling and the recovery of historical heritage with a tribute to the most ancient history of the city.

A nomenclature to remember the history of Dénia

Hemeroskopeion It takes its name from the one that the first Greek settlers gave to Dénia. It means "watchtower" and this is meant to symbolize the sculpture: a watchtower that welcomes and protects residents and visitors to the municipality, according to the artist himself.

A piece that is also recent history of Dénia and is located in an emblematic place, where a century ago the train station to Alicante was erected, the mayor recalled, Vicent Grimalt.

Grimalt has appreciated the involvement of the Dénia Rotary Club in the project and has highlighted the close collaboration it maintains with the Dénia City Council, especially in relation to the field of social welfare.

"I hope people realize the importance of recycling materials and preserving the history of a sustainable means of transport like the train," Grimalt said. A service "that is greatly needed to reconnect with the north, with Valencia", he has claimed.

On behalf of the representatives of the Rotary Club, both the zone governor, Pepe Ibáñez, and the current president of the Deniero club, Clara Femenía, have agreed that involvement in the community in which they live, in our culture and our history and, especially, in its maintenance "is a Rotary value" that has led them, from the beginning, to become "accomplices" in Viktor Ferrando's project.

The inauguration event was attended by the promoters of the initiative and the Dianense City Council. As of today, the sculpture Hemeroskopeion stands as a testament to Dénia's railway past and its contemporary creative spirit.

Comments
  1. Nino says:

    Dani says that he is going to live in Cuba with some friends from Madrid, there the psychologist is free.
    Oh, and he takes the “scrap metal sculpture” to put it on the Malecón, surely the Cubans will take advantage of it.

  2. Dani says:

    It is an injustice what is happening to the Republic.
    Having to rely on four shitty Valencians who have made something that does not belong to them their own.
    It is an injustice.
    And then there are those fucking people from Madrid who don't give a damn about your rights, they're smart and they think they're superior to anyone.
    Everything is shit in this country and third worldism.
    I wish we were like the UK.

    • Roy says:

      I totally agree with your sentiments- l am British and proud of my country – l moved to Spain 20 years ago and a lot has changed and not for the better- you have lunatics running the asylum l've had enough of this unsustainable stupidity- Spain in the next Greece I'm out of here – had enough and since Brexit Spain has made life “difficult “ for Brits OK you don't want us here let's see where your money comes from when we have all gone !!! l am not alone feeling this way

      • Carmelo says:

        If it's because of lunatics you have a few too, I think that in general, and historically speaking, the British can't give lessons to anyone about anything, when you return to your land tell us, since when do you not pay taxes in the UK?

    • Carmelo says:

      Dani, Dani, what have we fucking Madrid done to you, do you know all of us or are you referring to someone in particular? Come on, take your medication because you look terrible about yourself.

    • Jose says:

      What republic Dani? The United Kingdom? Find out well, it is not a republic, it is a monarchy, like us, like yours
      The fucking Madrid?
      I don't know what the people of Madrid have done to you, that you know that many live in Denia, others do not live in Denia but have a house in Denia and pay taxes in Denia. They have the right to have the same opinion as you.
      Does it bother you that people can give their opinion? Would you like to be able to comment only you, and the people who think like you?
      If so, you have a problem.
      Do you think that "putos madrileños" don't know how to insult too? Perhaps it is that they have a more respectful education with others.
      Greetings from a man from Madrid.

  3. Dani says:

    It seems to me that the "País Valencià" is not a land of free and equal.
    And neither does Spain.
    Spain is highly contaminated with looks, bad people, selfish and Nationalists.
    From the Red Zone we ask for the Spanish Democratic Republic, a country free of these people.
    A country with a new economy, with more protection and outside of global hegemonies.

    • Carmelo says:

      But Dani, what do you understand by democracy that you only want it for those who are like you?

    • Jose says:

      Dani, again with the republic? Do you want a free country? But that people are not free to think what they want.
      Whoever wants to be a fascist or nationalist should be, just as anyone who wants to be red and nationalist should be, or do we have to be what you want?
      Come say hello and calm down.

  4. Carmelo says:

    How horrible, almost seven thousand kilos to end up looking like the entrance to an elevator.
    I wonder if Viktor is well written or is it love for the letter k of the consistory. In Valencian I think it is spelled Victor.
    I'll go see it because the photos focus more on showing people, you don't get a complete idea of ​​the eyesore.

  5. john john says:

    Dear Denia Town Hall, Next time, please entrust the work to my 8-year-old son; that he will do a much better job. And i mean it.

  6. It says:

    Calling such rubbish Hemeroskopeion is an attack on our history and culture.
    Calling Ferrando an artist is a chimera, since he rather proves to be a welder with no aesthetic sense
    If the Greeks who loved and admired this settlement raised their heads, surely none of the happy inaugurants of such great brutality would still be alive.
    How good all those old irons would be in a distant foundry, at least they would have some benefit.

  7. Rudolf says:

    They already made us swallow the sculpture of the rotten fish in the port, now this pile of meaningless junk... .. that is the taste of "progress"" that with public money will fill every corner of our Dénia with garbage.
    That sure attracts tourism.
    As if there were no more serious and important things to do.
    A shame

    • angel says:

      "progressive pseudo-bourgeoisie" seems more correct to me, since they are bourgeois although of medium hair, but I subscribe to your opinion

  8. Pau (FR) says:

    Uglier than hitting your father, besides being absolutely unnecessary.
    They ask us citizens if we want to install this horrible hulk there?
    Who and how much has been taken for this?

    • leo says:

      Do you still think they care about the opinion of the citizen? You did not realize that they do what they want without any shame.

  9. Dani says:

    A better welcome would be if there were a Shopping Center in the trenet parking lot.
    The goal should be to reach 100.000 inhabitants.
    But Denia, DEAD

  10. Ignacio says:

    Why put the name in Greek?

    • paco says:

      To try to give this junk some dignity and interest. I would have titled it:

      » The ghost services of the Denia train-via station. »

      o

      "Deposit here your needs in the absence of public services"

      in fact it could be sold as an inclusive performance and diversity of people with intestinal laziness

      • Jose says:

        What republic Dani? The United Kingdom? Find out well, it is not a republic, it is a monarchy, like us, like yours
        The fucking Madrid?
        I don't know what the people of Madrid have done to you, that you know that many live in Denia, others do not live in Denia but have a house in Denia and pay taxes in Denia. They have the right to have the same opinion as you.
        Does it bother you that people can give their opinion? Would you like to be able to comment only you, and the people who think like you?
        If so, you have a problem.
        Do you think that "putos madrileños" don't know how to insult too? Perhaps it is that they have a more respectful education with others.
        Greetings from a man from Madrid.


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