Not your ordinary front yard flamingo...

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    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.

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    Flamingo, created by noted American artist Alexander Calder

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    1. Menage a Moi 31 months ago | reply

      Astounding!

      HFDT!

    2. Copperhobnob 31 months ago | reply

      Hope it doesn't squish you! HFDT

    3. Jim Bauer 31 months ago | reply

      Nice one! That thing is going to get you!

    4. metadata man 31 months ago | reply

      Great locale, color, framing and idea!

      HFDT

    5. The Magnolia Thief 31 months ago | reply

      Wonderful slight fish eye view. I love that sculpture.

    6. Flickr_Rick 31 months ago | reply

      Looking good Cyn!!!

    7. BGDL 31 months ago | reply

      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!

    8. benchorizo 31 months ago | reply

      Love this shot, C !

    9. JoGo... 31 months ago | reply

      I thought you were being attacked by a Triffid!!

    10. Tony@412.Photography 31 months ago | reply

      Awesome facedown Cynthia! HBFDT!

    11. charliebarker 31 months ago | reply

      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!

    12. ~ cynthiak ~ 31 months ago | reply

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

      night: thirty three

    13. Tim L Lowe 31 months ago | reply

      The bird is free! So good to see it.
      Great image.

    14. Quave 31 months ago | reply

      This is awesome. :) I hadn't heard of a facedown project. But wow!!

    15. eweliyi 31 months ago | reply

      you look like you are being pinned down by a huge robot :)

    16. Stacie was here... 31 months ago | reply

      This public art? Meh. This face-down? Priceless!!!

    17. flush gorden 31 months ago | reply

      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)

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