Monday, January 20, 2020

Sea Lion Love


At the tourist trap known as Pier 39 in San Francisco they had an exhibit celebrating the 30 years of  Sea Lions "residency" at Pier 39. They asked local artists to paint six-foot high Sea Lion statues and they placed them around Pier 39:

















And of course I need to include the real Sea Lions:





It was a real cool exhibit

21 comments:

  1. That's quite a variety of artistry. Some are gorgeous, some are interesting (read: weird) but all are colorful. Except, of course, the real ones that are just adorable :)

    My Corner of the World

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    1. It's delightful to see you at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

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  2. These are great! We're originally fr San Diego and were used to seeing them...now I miss them!

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  3. Colourful exhibit and the real sea lions are always fun to watch. Thanks for sharing this. #MLSTL

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  4. I've visited only once, and the sea lions certainly were interesting to watch and listen to their sounds. Glad they celebrate them. :)

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  5. I love the different interpretations Patrick. We have cows done like this throughout the SW of Western Australia and it's always fun to come across one. Wouldn't it be great if they raffled them off for garden statues!
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM 😊

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  6. I've enjoyed seeing your pics on social media. I'm not sure what I enjoy more, your pics of the art or the real thing! I also think it's a fabulous way to showcase local artists. Thanks for linking and commenting on Amanda's Books and More!

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  7. Love the different styles in which they've been painted! Very interesting pieces of art and obviously, a great opportunity to display the artistic talent within the community!! The real ones look great too. Thanks for sharing them, Patrick and linking up with our second blog hop of the year!
    Have a blessed week!
    Cheers

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  8. Brilliant those photos made me smile :-)

    Have a sealtastic week :-)

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  9. Wow! This is a creative treat. The artists have done a good work and I am sure they enjoyed it. Happy Wednesday Patrick!

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  10. I love it. In Setúbal (a city to the south of Lisbon) they made something similar but with dolphins instead of sea lions and we also love to visit.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party and have a wonderful week.

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  11. I love sea lions! They have such great expression. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love to see them at the zoo in person. Them catching the fish is just awesome to watch. The statutes are really artistic too. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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  13. I am enthusiastic about these works of art, I love this and also the sea lions !!! Great photos !!!
    Greetings Elke

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  14. I love this. In Plymouth, MA they did the same thing but with statues of lobsters. Quite creative.

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  15. I so enjoyed these photographs, Patrick! Thank you for sharing about the statue exhibition as well. I love visiting the sea lions at Pier 39 and hope the exhibition will still be there when we visit later this year. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party community. I hope you are having a lovely weekend!

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  16. How cool is this! These statues are so cute but not as cute as the real sea lions. I mean, who doesn’t love sea lions?!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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