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 BushTurtle 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.

Head Statue


  1. Doesn’t the Picasso yell “Chicago” to you every time you pass?

  2. conalldempsey says:

    @ AM

    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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