Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Viad Tower, part 2

This picture shows some of the beautiful park that surrounds the Viad Tower. In the foreground you can see a life-like sculpture called “Sightseeing” by J Seward Johnson, Jr. It depicts a man with a camera and the man appears to be photographing the children at play which is another sculpture called “Puddle Jumpers” by Glenna Goodacre. You may have heard Ms. Goodacre’s name before. She is the sculptor of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial at “The Wall” in Washington D.C.

To the left you can see the fountain that forms a stone wall that snakes across the park creating an artistic waterfall and small pool of water that was very popular with a flock of birds the day I was there.

Tomorrow I’ll show you some of the art work that decorates this building.

7 comments:

JM said...

Amazing how they look so real!

Lisa Wilson said...

This is just cute! What a neat place.

Jarart said...

Of course I love the photographer sculpture. The children give a fun aspect to the view. Very pretty area.

angela said...

I thought that it WAS a photographer...the sculptures are all so lifelike and the park looks a great place to unwind.

Shelagh said...

Fascinating picture and sculpture. (My son is a sculptor.)I like your blog it's always so interesting.

Pat said...

I love how the last kid is in mid air. I've never been to that park.

Susie of Arabia said...

What a cool place - the art is so interactive and the grounds are lovely. I could spend a lazy afternoon there!