Friday, April 30, 2010
Now for one of the most obscure pieces of public art in the city. Although obvious in its location, it's quite hard to find. Figure that out! CLOUD BENCH AND RUSTLE DIPTYCH II, Vivian Beer, Winslow Park along Baxter Boulevard is located on the Preble Street Extention at one of the entrances to Baxter Boulevard. Winslow Park and its two artistic renderings are best appreciated by pedestrians. Because unless you plan to park at the shopping center nearby, there's really no good place to park you car safely here. As a matter of fact, I'd venture to guess that most people in the city have never heard of Winslow Park or its location. I hadn't till recently. The piece of land was presented to the City of Portland in 1902 by Miriam Winslow in memory of her mother and father Ellane Whall Winslow and James N. Winslow. Although a nice respite in the city on paper, it's hard to enjoy some solace here with all the whizzing traffic around you.