I was in San Diego this past weekend and encountered this unique sculpture named "Penelope" on my walk by Seaport Village. Local artist, Michael Stutz, immortalized "Penelope" from the Greek mythology "The Odyssey" for waiting 20 years for her husband Ulysses to return home from his journeys.
The sculpture is created by the weaving of bronze strips welded together. Stutz spent 3 years in New Orleans building Mardi Gras parade floats which had an influence on his life to create large scale sculptures.
From the back side, you can imagine what Penelope sees day-in and day-out.
I am happy to report that summer has officially made it to the San Francisco Bay Area, but only for a few days in the upper 90's. We have been experiencing an unusually cooler summer season this year so I am glad it is finally here. Unfortunately, school starts this week so I imagine the kids are not happy with the tardy summer weather.
Just came back from Orlando for vacation. While there, I spotted these colorful parasols vendors were selling at Walt Disney's Epcot Theme Park. They would come in handy to block out the scorching sun, but not the humidity. I am happy to return to the cool San Francisco Bay Area weather.
Not far from the pedestrian bridge I posted last, is this wooden plank bridge surrounded by lush greenery and follows a creek below. If you are standing still on the bridge and someone walks by, you will experience a tiny bouncing sensation. Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if lots of people walked by at the same time.
Another photo from my Photo Walk two weekends ago. Spotted these Adirondeck chairs in front of someone's front patio. They do not look comfortable to sit on, but these chairs remind me of laid back afternoon just watching the world go by.
According to Wikipedia, here is some background about the Adirondeck chair. "An Adirondack chair or Muskoka chair is a type of chair favored in rural, outdoor settings. The precursor to today's Adirondack chair was designed by Thomas Lee in 1903. He was on vacation in Westport, New York, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, and needed outdoor chairs for his summer home. He tested the first designs on his family. The original Adirondack chair was made with eleven pieces of wood, cut from a single board. It had a straight back and seat, which were set at a slant to sit better on the steep mountain inclines of the area. It also featured wide armrests, which became a hallmark of the Adirondack chair."