Sculpture Imprisioned

Locked Up in Lisbon

During repairs at Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcantara,  a miradouros (viewpoint) and garden with a panoramic view of Lisbon, the sculptures normally in the garden area were behind a fence for security.

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Spiked Spark Plugs

Spiky Reuse

Detail from unlabeled metal sculpture made of recycled materials. Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya.

Join Becky’s month of Spiky Squares: Spiky. Two rules. Must be Spiky somehow; there is a wide range of interpretations. The photo must be square. Thanks, Becky for another inventive challenge.

Time Squared: #12

A Time To Mourn

Crying Time, Cemetery, St. Sebastian’s Church, Salzburg, Austria

Join Becky’s 30 day December Square Challenge. It’s simple. Photos must be square and must be related to time, literally or figuratively. Day 12

Nurture vs. Nature

If A Bear In The Woods . . .

Half Bear, 2018, Big Trash Animal Series Artist: Bordalo II,
Gulbenkian Museum Garden, Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

 

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Moving Water

Dueling Dribblers

15th-Century Fountain of Espéluque, Aix-en-Provence, France

The oldest part of Fountain of Espéluque in Aix.  The original 15th-century fountain, inset into a later support, was moved several times before being installed in the Place de l’Archevêtché by Georges Vallon in 1756. I couldn’t find any information about the 1618 date, which must have been added after the original installation.

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Backroads America: Roadside Attraction Graveyard

Where do all the molds for roadside attractions and other fiberglass art go? If it was manufactured by FAST (Fiberglass Animals, Shapes & Trademarks) look no further than their mold yard in Sparta, Wisconsin.

In business for over 30 years, FAST began producing roadside attractions. It now makes water slides, fountains, sculptures, and many of the fiberglass animals on parade in cities.

FAST allows guests to wander through the mold yard at their own risk. It is well worth a visit if you are in the area. The weather and nature have not been kind to the molds but that adds to their appeal.

Overstock item are displayed along the road. Priced are listed on FAST’s website. Santa goes for $11,193.

Products can be seen in Sparta.

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