Triceratops - Fountain - Santa Monica, California, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 34° 00.869 W 118° 29.682
11S E 361985 N 3764769
Quick Description: There are four Dinosaur Topiary Fountains, located along the 3rd Street Promenade. The Triceratops featured in this listing is at the junction with Broadway, Santa Monica, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/4/2015 2:33:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMN6HG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 2

Long Description:
The hybrid Dinosaur is half topiary which covers a steel cage body, & a detailed bronze & copper, head & shoulders. The Triceratops Dinosaur also serves as a fountain, with water spouting from its mouth into a pool.

Dedicated in 1989, by sculptors Claude and Francois Lalanne.

Text from the plaque: "Commissioned by the City of Santa Monica Percent for Art Program with contributions from the J. H. Snyder Company, the Miller, Klutznick, Davis, Grey Company, and the Janss Corporation. A project of the Santa Monica Arts Commission."

"Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade is guarded at each end by topiary dinosaurs. They seem compatible with the feathery trees and palms along the street. Each installation is flanked by planters containing horsetails (phylum Sphenophyta), a primitive reedlike plant that, unlike the dinosaurs, survived the Cretaceous mass extinction. In fact it survived the Permian mass extinction before that, the worst on record. Its simplicity has served the horsetail well." Text Source: (visit link)

3rd St Promenade, (Broadway junction) Santa Monica, California, USA.
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