Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catch Of The Day!

There's a really nice paved trail that runs right through the middle of my city. Despite the fact that it's in town, it looks and feels oddly secluded (as you can see in the photo above). I bet 90% of the residents don't even know it's there. I lived here ten years before I found out about it.

At one point along the trail is this giant fish sculpture. I'm not sure who decided it would be a good idea to install art along such a secluded trail, but there you go.


I don't know who made it or when-- there's no plaque or info around. The fish looks like it's made of tin or some other kind of metal, like a big steam punk robot fish. It's pretty darn big-- probably ten feet long. Despite being surrounded by the city, the trail is relatively quiet. The big metal fish twists and creaks in the wind, and is honestly kind of spooky.

If you look closely you can see that it looks like it's supposed to be hanging off the very end of the pole, but at some point the chain has looped over the pole. That must have been quite a windstorm to blow a giant metal fish over the pole like that.


Whenever I walk by it, it makes me think it's some kind of warning from some hidden race living along the trail. Like they're telling everyone who dares enter their territory to get lost, or you'll end up like that fish.


In case you were wondering, here's what the fish sculpture looks like from space.

1 comment:

  1. Newsflash! I walked on the trail last week and the fish is no longer looped over the pole, but is hanging free as originally intended. Either a big wind came from the opposite direction and blew it back into place, or someone (the artist perhaps?) came by, shimmied up the pole and fixed it.

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