Thursday, August 16, 2012

Swimmer Guy

It was a busy June in downtown Omaha this summer with the 2012 College World Series and the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Swim Trials events overlapping. As a sponsor of the swim team, Mutual of Omaha erected this massive sculpture of a swimmer emerging from the grounds of its midtown complex. It was a popular attraction for passersby and known affectionately, by our family anyway, as "swimmer guy."

13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an amazing statue, Raf!! That should definitely have drawn attention to the Olympics and Swimming!! Terrific! And lovely skies as well for a perfect backdrop! Have a great weekend!

nonizamboni said...

Yowza! Great sculpture, fitting & a bit, ummm, b.i.g. Hope your summer has been good; its slipping away.
Thanks for sharing your midwestern view.

Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

James said...

I love it! :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Awesome! What a fun "subject" to photograph!

Nellies said...

Wow, I LOVE this statue, great for photos :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, amazing!

chubskulit said...

Just beautiful! Visiting from Sky Watch Friday.

My Skywatch, hope you'd come and see.
Have a great weekend.

Nefertiti said...

original !

JM said...

This is fantastic! Love it.

'Tsuki said...

Wow !

That is a big swimmer...

The reflection are awesome !

Carola said...

Awesome sculpture! Great reflection shot.

Madge Bloom said...

Thank you for sharing on WTS#44!