Saturday, December 30, 2006

Visit Seattle's Freemont Troll

The Freemont Troll is debatably the best example in the sculpure world of a troll seizing a Volkswagon Bug. The piece was commissioned by The Freemont Arts Council in 1989, and built in 1990. The Troll was sculpted by four local artists: Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter and Ross Whitehead. He is interactive—visitors are encouraged to clamber on him or try to poke out his one good eye (a hubcap). The Troll is 18 feet (5.5 m) high, weighs two tons (1814 kg), and is made of steel rebar, wire and ferroconcrete. If you're up for visiting some neighborhoods outside of the immediate downtown Seattle area, it's a truly unique photo op. The Freemont neighborhood is just north of downtown and has great restaurants, bars, and shopping options as well. It's about an hour from our Seattle vacation rentals. Check it out!

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