Aug. 31, 2011 at 12:01am
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by KevinFreitas on 8/31/2011 @ 12:17am
|Wish I were in town to see her unveiled and figure out how best to adorn her to help her better represent the true passions and hearts here in Tacoma.|
by Erik on 8/31/2011 @ 12:25am
|Babe Lehrer's valor in seeing this project through over every obstacle placed in her way is unmatched in the Tacoma art world to the best of my knowledge.|
Can't wait to see how the Goddess gets dressed up at Christmas.
Here is what the Lenin statue in Fremont looked like during the holisays:
by Erik on 8/31/2011 @ 12:28am
|Here are some more pictures:|
Via the TDI:
by Erik on 8/31/2011 @ 12:31am
by NineInchNachos on 8/31/2011 @ 8:10am
by fredo on 8/31/2011 @ 8:12am
|Top ten things the Goddess was overheard saying:
10. There's an itch on my shoulder blade. Could somebody scratch it?
9. Oil can.
8. Why do the little boys keep staring at my breasts?
7. Here's your Arby and milkshake sir!
6. In Mayberry they gave me a chair.
5. Where's that Dude with the salad bowl on his head?
4. Life's good when you're somebody's pet project!
3. Sorry Sir, no sideorders of toast.
2. Could we declare a moritorium on holding these heavy trays?
1. MORGAN, BRING ME A TALL ESPRESSO
by amsierra on 8/31/2011 @ 9:16am
|WOW! Those pics of 70s Tacoma are dismal! The goddess certainly laid down her wrath when they melted her. So happy that Babe's vision is bringing her back!|
by fredo on 8/31/2011 @ 10:24am
|amsierra, those are great pictures of lower Pacific Ave from the late 70s.
If the photographer had ventured a bit further north, however, you would have seen larger concentrations of actual people DT than we have today. There were several department stores and lots of other retail activity. Things were shabby to be sure and I think DT looks cleaner today but pedestrian activity is way down.
Of note in the pictures were two buildings that Tacoma should have preserved, the art deco Goodyear Tire Store and the old Japanese Language School.
by Erik on 8/31/2011 @ 12:09pm
|Goddess of Commerce update: |
She changed her clothes already pre-unveiling!
by thriceallamerican on 8/31/2011 @ 12:32pm
|I vote we leave it covered.|
by NineInchNachos on 8/31/2011 @ 12:34pm
|ouch that's cold! heh|
by Erik on 8/31/2011 @ 12:41pm
|Future artistic potentiality from our creative friends in Fremont:|
by NineInchNachos on 8/31/2011 @ 5:39pm
|good summary of the goddess journey here
by Erik on 8/31/2011 @ 6:06pm
|Nice link RR.
Shows the struggle of the Goddess of Commerce to be born in Tacoma.
A ongoing conversation to make Tacoma a better to live and work through better urban design.
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