Thursday, September 13, 2007
GALLERY - 1
'HOUSE 1' Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) best known for pop paintings based on advertisements and comic strips he made in the 1960s. House 1 exploits the illusionistic effects of a third dimension. At the Sculpture Garden, on the National Mall near the corner of 7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
'CRIMINALS BEWARE' Vigilant eye keeps watch over this neighborhood, and a message where potential crooks could end up
'BUS STOP' Waiting for the bus can sometimes be an ordeal; they come on a schedule that are farther apart during weekends, which was when I snapped this picture. Nothing wrong with waiting in style and comfort...at least until the garbage truck comes by and scoops up these trash left by the homeowner of the house behind.
'TYPEWRITER ERASER, SCALE X' Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen. This stainless steel and cement sculpture is also at display in the Sculpture Garden. Oldenburg makes monuments based on common objects (e.g. clothespin, scissors), challenging the notion that public monuments must commemorate historical figures or events.
'CAUTION: SEE-SAW' What could be more dangerous than kids playing? I found this street sign near a children's park in Arlington...it alerts motorists they are nearing a playground. There are over a hundred different kind of warning signs on the road. Test your knowledge.
'WHERE TO, WALTER REED DRIVE?' Do I go straight or make a turn? Navigating streets sometimes is a challenge, making a map or GPS essential for driving in American streets. I took this photo on an island intersection and still couldn't figure out the sign.