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 233: Lighthouse Utility Pole

I've posted several entries about the Capitol Box Art project in Sacramento, which enlisted local artists to create artwork "wraps" for the utility boxes at the corner of certain intersections in downtown and Midtown.

I was so pleased to see something similar at one of the main traffic lights in downtown Marshfield!  The utility pole on the island at the intersection of Route 139 and Route 3A, across from the Veteran's Park and the small commercial complex that includes Walgreens, Auto Zone, and a Realtor, is now painted to look like a lighthouse:

I wish I had a better close-up shot of the lighthouse, as it's really quite lovely and striking, especially when you're sitting in your car and waiting for the traffic light to turn green. 

Mom told me that it was designed and painted by local artist Sally Dean, and the weekly paper, the Marshfield Mariner, featured the new addition to the street-scape back in October, a few weeks after the artwork had been completed.


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