A Snow Saddle for a Sculpture


This photo was taken on January 15, 2019 at 1:20 PM.

The location was in a large center courtyard at the Ronald Reagan Building.

The "Take It!” came as I came upon this very familiar to me sculpture. I had walked by it as a part of my routine route on a year round basis for many years and never thought of it as something to possibly ride. There just was not a hint of rideability attached to a tulip like flower laying on its side no matter how pleasant to the eye this art work was.  

It was amazing to me to look at the saddle form which was shaped by the melting of the snow and have the rest of the imagination take over to the vision of actually getting up on the metal figure and giving it a ride (The snow would have to be replaced with a sheep skin throw - lol - in order for the ride to be very long)   

Talk about "Flower Power" lol.  

For those who visit the city - this out of the way place - has been used many times for presentations and small musical performances.   

There is actually a matching sculpture to the one shown - but it did not have the sun on it the way this one did - when I happened upon it.

Here is hoping your winter has been going well.

Best wishes,


PS:  This could have easily had several different titles (An Impulse Frozen in Time) (Cool it!) etc - lol. 

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Comments: 7
  • #1

    Sally (Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:18)

    What an interesting sculpture!

  • #2

    Jim (Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:19)

    Oooo I like An Impulse Frozen in Time...sounds like a movie title or something.

  • #3

    MHampy (Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:19)

    It actually took me a second to see the snow. My eyes fooled me into thinking it was part of the sculpture.

  • #4

    thatoneguy (Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:21)

    Not to take anything away from your photo because it is cool, but I never really understood modern art. That monument for example, I have no clue what I’m looking at. Waves maybe?

  • #5

    Gabe (Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:22)

    It does look like a flower turned sideways!

  • #6

    Teri (Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:23)

    Is the Ronald Reagan Building DC’s World Trade Center? I believe we went there on one of our school trips. I seem to remember security being very tight.

  • #7

    xXRodriguezXx (Tuesday, 26 March 2019 14:24)

    Ahh I miss snow.