Friday, February 6, 2015

Saturday Snapshot


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January 2015 - Boulder City NV

Many tourists on their way to visit Hoover Dam will never make a stop in this wonderful depression era town. Known as the city that built the dam it remains a vibrant fun place to have lunch and spend some time wandering around.

The city has many pieces of public art. Most of my photos from from this year but I have also included some we took in the last couple of years.

Now that \I've looked through our photos from the last three years I will split this into several posts.

Here is a worker named “Alabam.” He is wearing a fedora and overalls, has a bandolier of toilet-paper rolls draped across his chest and has slung a straw broom with a few more rolls of toilet paper on the handle. By local sculptor Steven Liguori, it pays tribute to an essential worker who cleaned the outhouses at the dam construction site. A plaque states: “There were muckers who shoveled mud out of the tunnels, truck drivers who hauled rock up and down the river or, like the man you see here, those who swept the outhouses and kept them well supplied with paper.”

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/travel/sam-mcmanis/article4275283.html#storylink=cpy


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/travel/sam-mcmanis/article4275283.html#storylink=cpy

 Peter Pan from several angles.



















This was a new one, to us, a human head peeking out from a curved 6-foot above-ground water main pipe.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/living/travel/sam-mcmanis/article4275283.html#storylink=cpy















8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the wonderful sculptures in Boulder City.

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  2. Interesting town, interesting sculpture. I've been to Hoover Dam and you're right, wasn't aware of this place. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love the sculpture....these little towns can be a treasure trove! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  4. Beautiful. Sculpture is probably my favorite art form, and these are outstanding. I could spend a whole day in Boulder City, just looking at the public art!
    My Saturday Snapshot post features BIKES!

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  5. We went to Hoover Dam a couple years ago while in America. I wish we'd been able to stop here on the way; those statues look gorgeous!

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  6. I love seeing lots of sculpture like that. I especially like the Peter Pan.

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