Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Our Giant Panda


I think I might have pictured this giant panda sculpture once before in post a few years ago.   It's called "Maternal Love" and it was a gift to the city of Phoenix from the city of Chengdu in China.  Chengdu is a Phoenix "Sister City".


She really is a "giant" panda as you can see from this photo taken a little further away.  It's located in the Margaret Hance Park in the Mid-Town area of Phoenix just north of our downtown.  It's not in a location that can be seen from a the well traveled street near by so I think it gets missed by most people.  But, it's well worth a little admiration.

12 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice gesture of your sister city.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm admiring Sharon :) The panda is a lovely gift from your sister city, good for reflection shots :)

Andy said...

Gorgeous enhancement to the park. Yes you did post it before. You can see it here... http://phxdp.blogspot.ca/2013/12/sister-city-gift.html

Kate said...

It is a lovely piece of art and deserves our admiration.

Steve Reed said...

Definitely impressive! I like it!

William Kendall said...

It is quite an impressive sculpture, Sharon.

Christine said...

Impressive indeed and a very generous gift from your sister city.

RedPat said...

It's wonderful, Sharon!

Jacob said...

I agree with you. It is a fine expression of maternal love. There's just something about Pandas; and regular bears, too.

We were out and about today, driving home through the Ocala National Forest, when in the middle of the road ahead was a mama black bear and two little cubs. They were trying to cross a busy highway and just made it safely...I slowed down, hoping to get a photo, but she shoved the cubs in the woods and then turned to see if I posed any kind of threat. I've got to say that was one of the cutest sights I've ever seen.

Catalyst said...

You keep on revealing new things to me about the city I used to call home (twice). I will definitely try to check this out.

Karl Demetz said...

A lovely gift, Sharon !

Jack said...

It is lovely. Kind of Chengdu to give this to Phoenix.