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 65: Horse Statue at R Street Market

I had a few items to pick up at the R Street Market Safeway this afternoon, and I noticed a gentleman taking a picture of the big chrome horse statue that marks the entryway:

Here's a closer look at the equine art:

This horse is another example of the public art that populates many parts of downtown and midtown Sacramento.  Mr. E and I are rather fond of this sculpture and appreciate that a large, corporate, mainstream company like Safeway agreed to incorporate a design that references the surrounding neighborhood in the use of brick in a low-profile store with interesting arches and a wraparound parking lot that doesn't overwhelm the overall development and maintains a pedestrian-friendly vibe along the boundaries.

Although other folks may have differing opinions related to the artistic merit of this sculpture, it remains undeniably unique as a marker of this specific location and has become rather iconic in the area, demonstrating that even a "big-box" type corporation can successfully integrate into an urban environment.


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