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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"For My Sister, Tina"


Tina, this is the recently completed "Bicycle Pathway" around Pigeon Creek. This "six-bladed fan" is a beautiful creation that is south of the Lloyd Expressway and on the east bank of Pigeon Creek. You can see it from the expressway quite easily (it is large) and it took me about 6 months to figure out how to get to it! Access is a road off of Ohio Street... with a nice parking area. I took several photos of most of the individual parts to try to capture this unique monument to Evansville's history.

[Click on photos to enlarge the images.]

The fan-like blades remind me of airplane blades. Not sure if the artist had that in mind, but Evansville was a major shipyard during World War II, where Dad helped to build the P-47 Thunderbolts. Nearby, Evansville manufactured LST boats at what is now known as the Mead Johnson Terminal on the west side of Pigeon Creek.

- Photos taken by JGWest

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