Footbridge hugo pratt and statue of corto maltese
History of Footbridge hugo pratt and statue of corto maltese at Angoulême
This pedestrian and pedestrian bridge allows crossing the river. Located in the same location as an old footbridge that served industrial sites, since 2008 it has been linking the city's two main comic strip centers: the comic strip city building (Castro building) and the Magelis museum ). It also serves the Nile peninsula and Marquet Island. On the bridge, stop for a moment to admire the statue of Corto Maltese. This bronze statue is the work of Livio Benedetti, a friend of Hugo Pratt (1927-1995), an Italian draftsman who created Corto in 1967. Corto Maltese is the hero of a comic series that counts 12 albums. A great traveler and adventurer of the beginning of the 20th century. The statue of Corto looks at the river and, beyond, no doubt imagines the sea, the promise of all voyages and adventures.
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