Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tourist in metal awaits long gone train

White Rock sculpture by Denis Kleine

On the beach at White Rock, this man in his retro fashion waits with his old-fashioned suitcase.

He looks calm and confident, even though the only passenger train that goes by here now is the Amtrak to Seattle and points south. Problem is, it doesn't stop.

I first saw this guy as a silhouette during an evening walk on the beach promenade. First I noticed the outline of his clothing. Dapper. And that hat. Very dated. But why was he standing so preternaturally still?

Finally, I realized he was not going anywhere. Denis Kleine's statue, Passenger, was placed here in January.

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