Tag Archives: Sculpture

29/52 “The One That Got Away”


Imagine my delight when I happened on this sculpture on our June road trip from Southern Indiana to Orlando, Florida. “The One That Got Away” by Sherri Warner-Hunter greets motorists eastbound on Interstate 24 making a pit stop at a rest area near Chattanooga, Tenn.

I was so excited and a bit rushed by my family wanting to keep moving on down the highway that I made the mistake of getting my shadow on the plaque and the frog close-up. And the turtle you see in the background of the sculpture  truly was “the one that got away!” No close-up to show. 😦

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Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.

9/52 Roman God


Atlantic Ave 3100: You can’t miss this larger than life Roman god on the boardwalk at 31st Street in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The bronze King Neptune statue by sculptor Paul DiPasquale stands in Neptune Park near the Hilton Hotel. The sculpture is 34-feet tall to the highest point on the trident, weighs 12.5 tons and includes an octopus, two dolphin, a sea turtle, a lobster and 12 fish. I decided to include the slideshow to give a more complete tour of our 2008 vacation experience. I was torn as to which photo to feature so bring on the critiques!

Wikipedia: Neptune was the god of water and the sea in Roman mythology and religion. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto, each of them presiding over one of the three realms of the universe, Heaven, Earth and the Netherworld.

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Photo of the Week series: Every Sunday in 2012 I will either share a photo from my archives or something new I just can’t wait to get feedback on for future art shows/exhibits.

Blogger participation: My hope is to receive enough input on each week’s photo to later post a Bloggers’ Choice of the Month and wrap up 2012 with a Bloggers’ Choice of the Year.