The Wind Combs

IMG_1552Three massive rusting sculptures are located on the rocky foreshore of San Sebastian, at the foot of the cliffs of Monte Igeldo Mendia. Called the Wind Combs, they are intended to show the influence of the elements on the iron, as well as play with the wind, the waves and the sea spray in winter.

An area at the foot of the cliffs has been cleverly terraced to allow the sea to rush through the natural tumble of rocks under it. The result is that wind and sea spray can power through and up rows of carefully placed slits in the terracing. Not a place you’d want to be on a wild winter’s day. On the day of our visit it was a time to “tomar el sol” (take the sun).