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Day 58: Kneeling Man with Hammer

What?  Yes… I said – Kneeling Man With Hammer! is gracing our day 58 of 365 Things To Do In Pasadena™.

If you’ll see the picture (below), you’ll know exactly what I mean… This 8 by 4 by 4 ceramic statue by Viola Frey has been gracing 1 Colorado/Smith Alley for quite awhile.  Kids are enthralled by it and adults can’t help but stop by and walk around it.

Kneeling man with a hammer

Many photos have been taken with this colorful, kneeling man.  I know that I have tons of my kids at different ages trying to climb the poor guy.  My friends, when visiting from out of town, always take a picture with him.  And… I bet… if you look through your photo album, you’ll find some as well.

Pasadena City’s site lists this statue as #12 on their Pasadena Tour Public Art page.  Not sure when exactly, the Kneeling Man with Hammer was placed where it is today, but the sculpture was created by Viola in 1991/1992.

To this day, this sculpture holds a special place in my heart and many memories.  So… come on, admit it, how many pics did you take with this guy?

Location:

One Colorado/Smith Alley

right outside Il Fornaio

Pasadena

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