Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 59: Public Art as Traffic Divider

Outside the Sacramento Convention Center, in the middle of 13th Street between J & K Streets, is a sculpture that serves as public art, fountain, and traffic divider, all in one:

I pass by this sculpture almost daily on my way to work, as 13th Street is also a bike route along a nice quiet block, since this stretch of the city grid isn't frequently traveled and forces any motor vehicle traffic to travel carefully and rather slowly, thanks in large part to the multipurpose sculpture.  K Street actually dead-ends into 13th Street right at this point, and the only access along K Street to 14th Street and beyond is limited to pedestrians (and bikes).

Here are a couple more view of the sculpture slash fountain slash traffic divider:


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