Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sunday Morning Outside the Library

The silver striped building in the backround is the Main Branch of the Public Library. The angular thing in front is a sculpture, sometimes referred to (not affectionately) as the "spider".

Tucson Downtown on weekends is a ghost town. Of the few people you see walking around, at least half appear to be homeless people and the rest - a few lost tourists, some local people walking their dogs, out to buy a newspaper or eat a meal. Its a landscape of towering glass, stone and metal that appears to be more about appearances than about people.

To my eyes, the only buildings that seem to relate to people, that welcome people, are the oldest buidlings, like the old County Courthouse building a block away. I've seen downtown Tucson referred to as "dispirited", and on a Sunday morning this seems an apt description.


Anonymous John said...

Well I like it.. sculpture is always so controversial, some people just don't get it ! Not all sculpture necessarily has to be something in particular!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Louz said...

Good points John. And a lot of people made fun of or even hated the Rattlesnake Bridge which is a lot more representational. My own preference is to like the Rattlesnake Bridge more.

11:37 PM  

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