About 10 years ago, many cities around the world (including Madrid) featured colorful cow sculptures on the streets. Currently Madrid has a Spanish variant on display. Las Meninas is Spanish for ladies in waiting, a term that dates from the old royal court. It is also the title and subject of Velázquez's best-known painting, which hangs here in the Prado museum. There are now around 80 meninas scattered around the center of town. Here are a few:
Fun stuff. If you like this sort of thing, there are more in my New Pics gallery.