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    Show us your statues

    I don't ride to the Shaw Center across town very often, but every time I have, I've noticed how much public statuary there is on the way. So, Sunday was a mellow autumn day, I had plenty of time, and I took pics of a few. Quite a few for just 15 kilometers.
    First is a whole field of them, right beside the bike path. I'm kind of partial to the "Day of the Triffids" looking one. (No, I'm not leaning my bike on it - just the pedal on the plinth.)
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    Then, down at the bottom of University Bridge, this aluminum tumbleweed
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    A little further on is this athletic bunch, called "Spirit of Youth"
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    And then a group called Musicians 99, I think.
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    Getting onto 20th street, there's the double ended muskox
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    Coming home again, there's Saint SomebodyOrOther outside the Orthodox church, I couldn't get close enough to read the plaque
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    Then, getting onto 19th street near the farmer's market, a big cat made from rebar.
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    There were about 4 others, but I couldn't find them on my camera chip, which suggests that it's time for a new chip.
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    Let's see if I can find the missing ones
    Here's one at the bottom of another bridge, I think it's called The Founders. It's in the middle of a traffic circle.
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    A little further on, the statue of Gabriel Dumont, a major figure in the Northwest Rebellion
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    Across the green space on another traffic island, an abstract piece. Or perhaps old tractor parts.
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    Heading north to go home again, a figure of a former Governor General.
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    There were more than this, but after 30k of riding and 30 minutes of swimming, I was getting hungry and wanted to get home and have lunch.

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    Cool! I especially like the first; very Star Trek.

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    Day of the trifids.Getting old I remember that movie.
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    Some dork in front of one of Philly's big tourist draws. I live about 5 blocks away and ride past it fairly frequently. The number of people who come to see it and run up the steps of the museum never ceases to amaze. Sometime I ride by and blurt out "Rocky lost!"


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    Coming home from breakfast this morning through the little town of Westfield, IN, I came across this one in a small public park:

    Craig in Indy

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    The Douglas Memorial, Long Beach CA
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