Tuesday, June 02, 2009

The Fish Bridge of La Conner

Highway 20 in Washington State can take you to lots of interesting places. On Sunday I shared a trip to a town with the unlikely name of Concrete. Today, let's turn west on Highway 20 to historic La Conner on Swinomish Channel.


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The Fish Bridge is part of the La Conner Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. It runs from November 2008 to November 2009 and includes sixteen sculptures, seven of which are part of the town collection.

The remaining sculptures are on loan from artists around the Pacific Northwest. These are for sale at the conclusion of the exhibit, with the proceeds funding additional art for the city.

The Fish Bridge, by local artist Ries Niemi, serves as the gangway to a public dock on First Street. Here's the guide for the sculpture Walking Tour. Head on over to La Conner, there's lots more to see. -- Margy

15 comments:

  1. Hey you are in my neck of the woods. The Salmon Bridge is quite neat. The fellow that made that lives by Samish Island and has also made a gigantic pair of cowboy boots---I wanted them---and at his house right now he has a very large purse in his yard. very unique and I like it too. MB

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  2. I've never been to La Conner, a real shame because it's so close but one of these days...

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  3. i love that fish bridge sculpture...it is awesome.
    enjoyed your post and photographs.

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  4. I talked to the fellow and he said the boots went to Colorado. They were the best. Made out of the same stainless steel. (I think) MB

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  5. this is so cool! what a great idea.

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  6. That fish bridge sculpture is so neat to look at!!

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  7. is that ever unique, I love it.

    Cheers
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  8. I do love interesting public sculptures and this fish is certainly one of them...

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  9. How interesting! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  10. That is one cool bridge fish sculpture. Sailed into LaConner once long ago.

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  11. Very interesting bridge, I rather like the sculpture.

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  12. Thanks for an interesting post and some great captures - though sculptures are quite something! Its been a pleasure browsing your blog and I look forward to your future posts - keep them coming ;-)

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  13. Margy: Those are certainly interesting designs on the bridge.

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  14. That's a cute sculpture.

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  15. What a unique sculpture of a fish on a bridge! My hubby and I will be in Washington in July...we'll have to come by La Conner to see this.

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