Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores Statue

IMG_0649Situated at a prime location on the route between Tumon and Guam Premier Outlets stands a statue of Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores. You can’t miss it.

Born in 1921, Flores was the first archbishop of Guam. He died in 1985.

IMG_0650

This statue was paid for/erected by the local Filipino community. And it’s quite impressive. He faces the village of Tumon, with a commanding view of the sea, although you can’t see the water from ground level.

As of May 2016, it looks like the decorative mural around the base was recently repainted and it’s quite pretty.

I’ll have to read up on exactly what it is he’s holding in his hands, but it looks like they’re little people, possibly religious figures.

You’ll want to drive to see this statue as there’s little around it that warrants walking. But it’s fairly easy to pull off to the side of the road and park if you care to get a closer look.

arcbishop statue

Links

http://www.guampedia.com/archbishop-felixberto-c-flores/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felixberto_Camacho_Flores

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s