Day 204 – Fallen Crown


I guess next time I walk by it, I’ll have to see if there is a nameplate installed. This is one of the pieces of art installed next to the Rose Garden – where the Portland Blazers basketball team plays. If memory serves, it is called Fallen Crown. You can see the car in the background – this crown is huge. That’s the neat thing about Portland; there is art installed everywhere you walk. Downtown is full of it. And major construction usually results in some being added as well.  Art is extremely respected in the city. It’s one of the things I love about it.

My friend from college is in town this weekend, so it’s going to be a nice distraction from everything else that has been going on. I think I scare her husband which is good for him. She doesn’t scare him enough in my opinion. Nice guy, but travels a ton – isn’t very involved with the kids – and is your stereotypical 1950s guy – he comes home expecting a clean house, neat kids, food on the table, and for his after dinner time to read the paper instead of telling his pregnant wife to sit down as he loads the dishwasher and chases the three kids.  Yes, I have an opinion about this one.  The more traditional husbands tend to drive me a bit batty given I am far from traditional in my thinking when it comes to relationships. (I’m sure that shocks you all – lol!)

But it is so good to see her. It has been WAY too long!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Just me... says:

    Very interesting bit of art.. And ties in nicely with the 1950’s hubby, who sounds like someone in serious need of having his imaginary crown flicked right off of his head.. But that’s her issue..
    However enjoy visiting with your friend!! :):)

  2. Very cool piece of art.
    I’m with you on the traditional thing. That doesn’t fly here. 😉

  3. Enjoy your weekend with your friend. Try not to throw things at your friend’s husband. He probably wouldn’t pick it up anyway.

  4. Maggie says:

    I have little to no patience for that traditional stuff and I’m in my own personal hell here in the midwest being surrounded by all the traditional marriages. I should keep track of how many times I hear “good Christian wife” used as a compliment and completely not jokingly.

  5. I love wild art. It is a little scary to think of how many people still think the Mad Men relationship dynamics still ideal.

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