Sunday, September 29, 2013

T-Town Sites 1

Okay, kids, the blog is back in business. I intend to have a recurring theme of places or things of interest in Tacoma, as well as other items of interest.

Today we start out with a salmon sculpture from the Proctor District. A number of these fish were given to local artists, who decorated them according to their whims. They were then erected in various places around the Proctor area.


10 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Welcome back. I like the fish.

pattinase (abbott) said...

They did this here with frogs. Lots of them are still standing years later. In Madison, they had cows (Pretty boring) and in Detroit, cars. The best.

Randy Johnson said...

TThat's just odd. Glad to see you back in business.

Richard Prosch said...

Glad you're back! Neat post! They did the same thing in Fremont, Nebraska with fish. Except the fish were sorta stylized and leaping up. Google "Fremont NE fish" and you'll see a couple. If a city had real nerve, they'd hand out the Venus De Milo.

Anonymous said...

Here in Slidell, on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, fiberglass pelicans (each individually painted and decorated by a local artist) began showing up in front of local businesses and other places (police stations, fire stations, schools, etc.) about six months ago and have become extremely popular. It's a "thing" now for people to go on the "pelican tour": going around the city and taking their picture with as many pelicans as possible.

Deb

George said...

Glad you've returned! And, I'm glad the Seahawks won!

Evan Lewis said...

Nice fish.

Cap'n Bob said...

I checked out the Fremont fish. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Nice fish.

We had painted pianos here a couple of months ago and not just in midtown Manhattan. There was one just a block away from us on Shore Road and anyone could play it.

Jeff M.

Richard said...

Glad your back, Bob. I'll drop in as I did before, to see what's new in the Cap'n-o-sphere.