Sunday, September 18, 2011

Olympic Sculpture Garden & 3 Day Walk

The weather in the Issaquah microclimate was gruesome today, just gruesome. We drove west to Seattle, where it was better. I've been wanting to go to the Olympic Sculpture Garden all summer. Finally, we got there. I did not get names of all of the artists or their works, so some of these will be unlabeled.
This installation is nicely situated among some small trees, I like the one on the left (the tree), it looks like it has eyes. The art is not really speaking to me.

This sign amuses me. When you put sculpture outside within the reach of the public (especially the very young public) they're going to touch!

Alex Calder - Eagle. It's impressive.

Richard Serra - Wave.

A metal tree sculpture.

Typewrite Eraser, Scale X. This was donated by Paul Allen. It's an object he helped to make obsolete.

It was a typical blustery fall day. Windy, changeable skies, warm, cold, warm. It you don't like it, wait 5 minutes, it'll do something else. The sail boat lower right is Obsession. She's available for rides in the sound. She docks somewhere around Pier 61. With today's wind, she was just hauling.

Cruise ships at Pier 91. This used to be a Navy pier, but has been returned to the city of Seattle. The structure on the right is used to fill grain ships.

We also saw the last few miles of the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk. Some of the ladies had fabulous outfits. Spirits were high, it's almost over.

The is a new trolley for Seattle. It used to be called the South Lake Union Trolley. Given its unfortunate acronym, it's been renamed to the Seattle Streetcar.

So that's what we did today and what we saw.

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