To me, they have almost a Grandma Moses type quality to them. Primitive but interesting. And, if you ask me, they are drawn to scale!
No matter the quality, I still think it is great that some color and ingenuity has been added to the otherwise bleak walk along the malecon. Of course, one could always look to the left out to sea.
Just past the wall where the above picture was taken, the malecon gives you the choice to turn right and head over to the town square with its' fabulous hardly-ever-functioning fountain, or to the grocery store. Along the way, you will pass by another one of Isla's newer statues.
This one a salute to the ever burgeoning industry of whale shark watching and snorkeling.
A very good depiction of this fish. Of course, I have never seen one in the wild. Nor do I think I ever will. Unless I am hi-jacked and taken to sea by some depraved individual.
I have also been led to believe that this is not to scale. The statue is much smaller than the mammoths you will actually encounter out to sea. There are some very fine pictures and videos on the web of this activity.
Translated: Whale Shark. The largest fish that is known to exist on the planet today. Habitat in the warm oceans and seas, in the area of the tropics.
I guess that is about all you really need to know.