The Traveller’s Post

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This artistic column was made from scrap metal and was created by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. The world renowned artist was commissioned to make several works of art for the city of Jeddah. His works can be seen in places like the Vatican, U.N. Headquarters in New York City, Brisbane, Washington D.C., and Dublin. One of his most well known pieces is in a cathedral in Milwaukee. It is a controversial fiberglass crucifix bearing the figure of Christ topped off by a fourteen foot diameter crown of thorns. This metal cyllindrical shape, however, is more typical of Pomodoro’s work, as well as similarly designed cubes and spheres.
Also visible in the background of this photo was the piece of art I featured in yesterday’s post.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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5 Responses to The Traveller’s Post

  1. ladyfi says:

    What a fantastic photo! And so appropriate that a weary person is resting against the post.

  2. m_m says:

    It looks great on the sky background! Great photo!

  3. very interesting and artsy post today. I like it with someone sitting at the bottom of the pole reading. I am glad you are enjoying the Chihuly on my site. Today I have a dancing Chihuly. I am also glad you enjoyed the resort photos at the Scottsdale Fairmont. Definitely a nice place to enjoy too. I am sure you enjoyed quite a few great resorts here in Scottsdale when you lived in Arizona.

  4. Geogypsy says:

    I thought this was some kind of oil drilling rig. Nice shot of the bronze in background.

  5. Jacob says:

    Another very impressive sculpture. Do any of the cubes and spheres have particular meaning…or were they just designed to fit in a certain way?

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