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Mirador de la Flor


Mirador de la Flor (Lookout of the Flower) also known as Selena's seawall is a monument in Corpus Christi, Texas that was unveiled in 1997.

 

It is located at the corner of Peoples Street T-Head and Shoreline Boulevard and consists of a 5'8" life-sized bronze statue of Selena wearing a leather jacket with microphone in hand, sculpted by H.W. "Buddy" Tatum, a Corpus Christi artist. She is leaning against a concrete pillar looking towards the Corpus Christi Bay. About 30,000 people visit this monument every year.

The monument also features mosaic tiles of white roses (Selena's favorite) on its north side by a staircase leading to the lower level and rear (on the lower level facing the Gulf of Mexico, and a large white rose affixed to the same pillar and a plaque facing Shoreline Boulevard. A 4-foot high stainless steel barrier was added in 2000 to protect the statue and pillar from graffiti. In 2011 the statue got new LED lights but in 2018 the lights were replaced again.

 

The plaque says the following:

"City of Corpus Christi
Selena Memorial

Dedicated May 25, 1997
Selena Quintanilla Perez
1971-1995

Selena was referred to as La Flor (the Flower)
and identified with La Rosa Blanca (the White Rose).
When you view La Rosa Blanca, you feel her presence nearby.
Selena's stage is now silent
Yet her persona enriched the lives of those she touched
And her music lives on."

 


Museo Grupero

Apodaca Nuevo Leon, Mexico


Selena's statue was sculpted by Cuauhtemoc Zamudio.
Inaugurated March 31, 2011.

 

It depicts Selena in an outfit similar to her 1993 Astrodome outfit.