Tuesday, October 14, 2008

River Respite

A special addition to Riverfront Market Day this year was the newly unveiled butterfly sculptures. "River Respite" is sponsored by The Restaurant on Grumbles Alley, in background, and depicts the establishment's history, legends and cuisine. The artist is Laura Grossman who owns The Frame Shoppe nearby.
To view a map of the butterflies, click HERE.

11 comments:

Kathleen said...

Laura is an awesome artist!

Jim said...

I like the way you took the picture, with the restaurant in the background.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I LOVE the painted wing. The butterfly project is such a great idea.

Hilda said...

That is so cool! Are you going to tell us about the skeleton? I am so curious! I assume it's part of the restaurant's myths, rather than its history. :D

Kathleen said...

At the table sits former Mayor Joe T. Smitherman.He was mayor for over 35 years

Hope said...

I am enjoying your photos of the butterfly sculptures so much! I really like this one especially!

Tanya said...

I love this one! It's tasty!

Rambling Round said...

Good question about the skeleton, Hilda. I wondered if someone would ask.
The skeleton is somewhat a mystery. A real skeleton named "Mortimer" sits inside the entrance to this restaurant, donated to the building's original owners by a local doctor. Legend had it that it was an American Indian, but the restaurant owner says it's seven feet tall. Most Native Americans weren't that tall.

Bergson said...

The man in the cap verifies the check list before the takeoff

Kathleen said...

I have always heard the indian story too.My daughter works there and she says the same thing.

babooshka said...

You don't see many of those around, Brilliant piece of outdoor art.