Guardians of the Garden City - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 23.971 W 121° 50.833
10S E 602033 N 4139816
Quick Description: An interactive piece in front of a fire station in San Jose, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/25/2013 11:27:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMHY28
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
Views: 2

Long Description:
"The 8’ tall columns bases are articulated like the equipment fittings
found on the rigs and hydrants. On the stainless steel columns are
etched images of firefighters and historic firefighters from cultures
from throughout history: 1) Wildland firefighter, 2) Explorers (youth
firefighter program), 3) Vigiles Urbani (the first organized fire brigade
of Europe), 4) Knight of Malta (where the current Maltese cross on
firefighters emblem originated), 5) Edo Firefighter (early Japanese
firefighter) 6) Sapeurs-Pompiers (the first professional firefighters
from the French Army of the 19th century). Each column is divided
into three parts that can be turned individually, like a section of a mix
‘n match puzzle so that the figures can be morphed into any number
of combinations. " (visit link)
Title of Piece: Guardians of the Garden City

Artist: Kipp Kobayashi and Marta Perlas

Material/Media: Metal

Date of Creation or Placement: 2010

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Fire Station 19

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

Web link(s) to YouTube or other video: Not listed

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