City of the Arts
Wandering through Hue, in central Vietnam, I snapped a few shots of various art work adorning their sidewalks and public spaces. When I leave Hue, some of these images will remain in my head for the rest of my life, as defining the character of this city.
Turtle or shrub?
Interestingly however, I don’t feel the same way about the art in the city where I live. Even when considering the public art which I like in Chicago, I feel that in many ways the sculptures are just selected by politicians based on their whims and don’t necessarily define or even describe the city. I wonder why in another city I would assume it’s any different.
Doesn’t the Picasso yell “Chicago” to you every time you pass?
There are a few sculptures that I feel are a part of Chicago, but none which I think of immediately when Chicago springs to mind. Although, the Cloud Gate (a.k.a. the Bean) in Millennium Park pretty much has to be described as a reflection of the city, because that is what it is literally!
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