Not your ordinary front yard flamingo...

Restoration work on Calder's Flamingo in Chicago's Federal Plaza has finally been finished. The sculpture had been under wraps for months as work was being done. what better way to celebrate its reopening than a facedown!!


Many thanks to the kindness of a most lovely and friendly stranger for watching my phone and other gear! Maralyn, it was a pleasure to meet and chat with you!!


Today's facedown was inspired by my friend, Justin. Thanks, Justin!!


Happy Facedown Tuesday!!! And for ODC - abstract.




Flamingo, created by noted American artist Alexander Calder

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  • Rachael Taylor PRO 3y

    Hope it doesn't squish you! HFDT
  • Jim Bauer PRO 3y

    Nice one! That thing is going to get you!
  • ~Craig~ PRO 3y

    I like it
  • metadata man PRO 3y

    Great locale, color, framing and idea!

  • The Magnolia Thief PRO 3y

    Wonderful slight fish eye view. I love that sculpture.
  • Rick Smith PRO 3y

    Looking good Cyn!!!
  • Brian Lynch PRO 3y

    What a stunning shot - excellent sculpture and your surrounded by super urban geometry! Love your style, Cynthia! Don't think I could lie down in the middle of Chicago like that - super that chivalry was there to help!
  • Romeo Banias PRO 3y

    Love this shot, C !
  • Jo 3y

    I thought you were being attacked by a Triffid!!
  • Justin Hagman PRO 3y

    Yay Cynthia!
  • Tony Ramirez PRO 3y

    Awesome facedown Cynthia! HBFDT!
  • Charlie Barker 3y

    What the...?! It's like a giant gardening tool or something hahaha! Chicago is so famous for its strange sculptures, isn't it? When I think of Chicago my mind goes straight to the big mirror bean thingy...too cool!
  • ~ cynthiak ~ PRO 3y

    Thank you so much, everyone! This was a fun one to do!!
    Charlie Barker "giant garden tool"!! That totally made me laugh!! This one's for you, Charlie! Taken on the same day!! ;)

    night: thirty three
  • Tim L Lowe PRO 3y

    The bird is free! So good to see it.
    Great image.
  • Quave PRO 3y

    This is awesome. :) I hadn't heard of a facedown project. But wow!!
  • Eva Praskova PRO 3y

    you look like you are being pinned down by a huge robot :)
  • Stacie Barton PRO 3y

    This public art? Meh. This face-down? Priceless!!!
  • flush gorden PRO 3y

    That's right, if you don't move then it can't see you. Wait for it to go for some overly gesticular passer by and then bolt :o)
  • Deepanjan2k11 3y

    Pretty nice!
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Taken on September 4, 2012
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