Friday, September 19, 2014

East River Roundabout's Lookalike Sculpture in Nashville

After I posted pictures yesterday of the East River Roundabout — now decked out in red paint — I got a message from BuboBlog correspondent Ted, who noted that there's a similar sculpture in Nashville.

Nashville sculpture. Photo courtesy of the Examiner.

It turns out to be something called the Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks and (like the East River Roundabout), it's alongside the water — in this case, the Cumberland River. It was dedicated in 2007.

Like the Roundabout, Ghost Ballet looks like a roller coaster and is bright red.

And it's by the same artist!

Yes, after declaring myself a big fan of Alice Aycock yesterday, I discover that she's been disloyal to her hometown of New York.

She basically created a knockoff of the East River Roundabout. And now that the original sculpture is being painted red, it looks like WE copied Nashville.

...and here in New York.

Luckily, they're both kind of neat to look at.

Alright, fine...all is forgiven.