Arguendo and Dixi have been residents of Austin, TX for most of 20+ years. We have tons of pictures from our time spent here and continue to take pictures around town. Here we plan on showing a picture each day. We hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bicentennial Fountain

The Bicentennial Fountain, created in 1976 to commemorate the United State's 200th anniversary as a nation, is in Town Lake Park at the northwest corner of South First Street and Riverside Drive. The metal and rock sculpture/fountain was created by artist Ken Fowler.

From the plaque:
Bicentennial Memorial Sculpture and Fountain
"Heritage - Festivals - Horizons"
The sculpture and fountain symbolize the three-word theme of America's Bicentennial Celebration. "Heritage" is recalled by the granite boulder base connotating stability and dependability. It is a link with our past. Water symbolizes "Festivals" as it is an exuberant material, creating visual excitement. The form of the sculpture is an abstraction of the flag - a universal symbol of celebration. The sweeping arcs of the steel, while recalling the flag, symbolize "Horizons" - our soaring expectations for the future. The deep red-brown color echoes the sacrifices of Americans in defense of our ideals.
Presented to the City of Austin
By the Austin Board of Realtors
July 4, 1976

From Arguendo & Dixi's Daily Austin Photo


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