Saturday, December 03, 2005

3D: Portlandia

3D: Portlandia
Originally uploaded by Major Clanger.

Red-cyan 3D glasses are required to get the full effect. I'm suprised it worked so well, I had no tri-pod and my "second" small camera.

(Check out Ghost Dog's picture. It is hard to miss this thing! This bus stop home is right opposite).

Wikipedia says:

Portlandia is a sculpture by Raymond Kaskey located above the entrance of Michael Graves' Portland Building in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is notable for being the second largest copper repoussé statue in the United States after the Statue of Liberty.

Installed in September 1985 after being floated down the Willamette River on a barge, the statue is based on the design of the city seal. It depicts a woman in classical clothes with a trident reaching down with right hand to greet visitors to the building.

The statue itself is 36 feet (11 meters) high. If standing, the woman would be approximately 50 feet (15 m) high. An accompanying plaque contains a poem by Portland resident Ronald Talney.

Unfortunately, the statue is above street level, and faces a narrow, bus-only, tree-lined street, and is difficult to view.

1 comment:

MikeyPDX said...

Hey, thanks for the link! Wish I had some 3D glasses...