Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Where's It Wednesday—XV

Somewhere in Seattle.... where is this?

Somewhere in Seattle...

Answer next week.

Details on the weekly Where's It Wednesday puzzle here.
Other weeks' puzzles here.
Answer to last week's puzzle after the jump.

Last week's photo shows the tops of the sculptures from the small triangular park in the heart of Ballard, at the intersection of Leary Way, Market Street and 22nd Avenue NW.

Bergen Park, Ballard, Seattle

The park, Bergen Place, commemorates one of Seattle's sister cities, in Bergen Norway, and features the "Witness Tree" sculptures of artist Jenn Lee Dixon.

Bergen Park Witness Tree

Bergen Park Witness Tree

"Witness," or "bearing," trees were used as reference points for the first U.S. land surveys in 1851. The five cedar posts that previously held up an awning in the original park suggest a vast primordial forest. The artwork symbolically turns the posts back into trees through the installation of five tree sculptures. These (Fossil Tree, First Tree, Clam Tree, Immigrant Tree, and New Growth Tree) become storytellers, each revealing a layer of the site's history.
Redesigned in 2004, the park was originally dedicated in 1975 by Norway's King Olaf.

Plaque commemorating the dedication of Bergen Park

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