Two views of a sculpture on the waterfront of Seattle, of Ivar Hagland, a local character who was real and larger than life. Ironically the seagulls in this sculpture are larger than life and Ivar is pretty close to life size. Of course gulls feel bigger than they are when coming at you for left-over french fries.
Here is another sculpture installation that I really liked by the Mihe River in Shouguang, China. It was fun to see it with the different river levels.
This is another of the sculptures that was located in an area that was under construction the last time I was there.
I have been awed by the intricate details carved into blocks of this hard stone. The combination of the intricate carving and the stone’s natural coloration is beautiful.
These photos are from the lobby of a hotel in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China where I have stayed on my way to and from visiting my son.
I pulled in Elbe on our way home from Mount Rainier last week to let drivers in a hurry to get back to the city go past me. Since I was stopped anyway I scooched into this little quick stop turned wood carving studio that was beside the pull out to take a look.