Views of the Neighborhood – Things I Missed

Last week I ran a post on the art of Lakeway. I missed a few pieces, so I want to give you an update.

Views of the neighborhood

This is a bronze sculpture and shows two playing chess and is titled “The Game” by artist Robert Homes. It is out in front of the Justice Center.

A better shot of the chessboard.

I liked the backside of this guy.

Also by the Justice Center is the Peace Officers memorial. Dedicated to those who serve the community.

A bronze work titled “Bald Eagle.” By artist S. David

Here is a more extended shot of the installation which is in front of City Hall

Billy and the butterfly net. Billy is on Lakeway Boulevard in the Florence Newton sculpture garden.

Hope you enjoyed the pick-ups.

56 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Thank you for sharing these photos, John. The Game is amazing, captivating. The other sculptures are incredible as well. How wonderful to live in an area where the arts are celebrated! Enjoy the day! 🙂

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    1. I think we are blessed. Thank you, Gwen

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  2. Lovely pictures, John. I hope you have a great, productive week ahead. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. I hope you do as well, Suzanne. Thank you.

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  3. These are such great sculptures. I love the Bald Eagle. Thanks for sharing, John. Have a peaceful Sunday!

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    1. You as well, Jill. Thanks for reading and the comment.

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  4. Love the two aliens playing chess.

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    1. They look like aliens, ​don’t they?

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  5. Love the eagle one. Those are always cool.

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    1. It is very cool. Thanks, Charles.

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  6. I especially like the bald eagle!!

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    1. Me too. Thanks, GP

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  7. I so admire a community that invests in public art! A beautiful selection…

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    1. I have to agree, Lori

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  8. They are all wonderful John, but my absolute favorite is the eagle.

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    1. The eagle is spectacular in person. Thanks, Lynne.

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  9. The chess players are wonderful. They remind me of Henry Moore’s abstract sculptures. I smiled at the chess pieces, too — a nice contrast to the players, and quite creatively done.

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    1. I have to agree. Makes you wonder how I missed this in the first place.

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  10. Lovely art, John. The figures at the chessboard are fabulous.

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    1. They are. This was a donated piece worth over $100,000

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      1. Definitely!

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  11. Wow, John! These are incredible! I loved all of them! The chess players sculpture is very cool, but the bald eagle, well it’s spectacular. And I loved the boy with the butterfly net too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, Jan

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  12. I love em all. That chess sculpture is great and that eagle . . whoa!

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    1. They are all pretty neat.

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  13. Thanks for the additional pictures, and have a great week,
    Pit

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    1. You as well, Pit.

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  14. I really enjoyed all the sculptures, John. As a chess player (of sorts), my favourite was The Game. Thanks for bringing these gems to us!

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    1. Thanks for reading and the comment.

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  15. Love the bald eagles. Eagles was my high school mascot and they are majestic birds.

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    1. They are. Nicely they are making a comback.

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I love the eagle! The little boy and his butterfly net leaves such a good feeling. Tbanks for sharing.

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    1. You can’t see it in the photo but the biy has a butterfly in his hand.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        I saw it when I looked closer.

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  17. Cool sculptures! That eagle is amazing!

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    1. It is beautiful. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  18. I like that eagle.

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    1. Me too. Tis artist gets about $5,000 per work.

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      1. Sounds more lucrative than being an author.

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      2. It does. Like authors one in a hundred sells something.

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  19. I really like the guys playing chess. I think I’ve had both of those poses at various times.

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    1. Me too. Especially if the bench is hard.

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  20. Thank you for posting the additional art. Much enjoyed!

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    1. I’m glad, Liz. Thanks

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  21. All of these are splendid sculptures, but you have to love the chess players.

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    1. Yes, you do. Thanks, Michelle

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  22. My favorite is probably The Game, but the detail work on the eagle is fantastic.

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    1. So true, Teri. Thanks

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  23. I did, John — especially the chess players. I wonder how many kiddos have curled up in those bronze laps and pretended to play the game with them!!

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    1. What a good thought. Thanks, Debbie.

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  24. Love the chess players. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda.

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