Monday, February 11, 2008

The weekend away - Random red penguins?

I met up with Lo out of town this weekend and saw some good art, ate good food.... Woo hoo. The town/state was one I must admit I had some judgments about before. Louisville, KY. But it was a totally fun place to visit. Home of the Louisville Slugger, Mohammad Ali Center, Kentucky Derby, and some place that makes Bourbon, which we did not visit. And it had this tiny, but cute art museum. We also stayed about 20 feet from 4th Street Live which is this little area of restaurants, bars, and stuff like Border's bookstore.... It proved a fun area to hang out in.

My favorite picture from the weekend wasn't from any of the museums it was the top of a building. So weird. Here's the picture. The building had nothing whatsoever to do with either art or red penguins. I do not get it but it was cool to see.


Anyone else have an idea why someone would put red penguins on the roof of a random building? There was a restaurant somewhere in the building I think but it wasn't named anything to do with this.

6 comments:

Michael said...

There are trees up there too, I can see their little branches.

Casdok said...

Aliens have landed!

Random Reflections said...
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Random Reflections said...

Sorry the links in the last comment went wrong. I won't hyperlink them this time.

Have you heard of the artist Antony Gormley?

http://www.antonygormley.com/

He did an exhibition in London (and I think it other parts of the UK) where he put figures of men on the top of buildings. It was really powerful.

It was like penguins but with human figures instead. I've been trying to find a picture but if you look here and scroll down you'll see one of the figures on top of a building.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Gormley

It was down by the Thames and you'd look up or maybe across the river and there would be another figure on a building...

Are we meant to understand art??

titration said...

Hey thanks rr! Also I found the website for the place. What we couldn't figure out when we were I just found. It's called the 21c museum and hotel. It's WAY cool.

http://www.21cmuseumhotel.com/

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

I love them and want one for Xmas.