Monday, February 02, 2009

Strip mall statuary, again

It's an odd genre. But we do seem to have more and more of them. See another example here.

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What the heck is that sitting on the patio of an urban McDonald's in Denver? Whatever it is, it has its own pigeon.

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Some kind of heroic memorial?

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I see, it's "The Fireboys Team." Huh?

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There's an eager one.

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This one seems to be having hat trouble.

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The hero at the top pokes a stick into thin air.

Awfully homogenous little critters, these figures. A lot of firefighters I know aren't nearly so blond or so male. My friend who lives in the neighborhood suspects this piece of "art" was a response to NIMBY objections to the McDonald's.

It probably would have been cheaper for them simply to visit a garden supply company for a set of these:
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Guess they would have needed plastic plants too, tho.

3 comments:

sfmike said...

It looks like a pedophile version of the Mechanics' Statue on Market and Sansome in San Francisco. I love that it's part of a new genre, Strip Mall Statuary.

Anne Vis said...

Beautiful observations ... and I like the pigeon part! :-)

Darlene said...

I think I would like some statuary in our strip malls. It would be a definite improvement.

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