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public art on the Mandela Parkway in West Oakland
Oakland, California
Thursday, December 22, 2011

There used to be a multi-level elevated roadway that ran through this neighborhood. The 1989 earthquake caused serious damage to this roadway, and the local residents rushed to the aid of the people who were trapped in the wreckage. The residents used their own ladders, including some that were rickety and patched with duct tape.

This sculpture commemorates the courage and resourcefulness of these West Oakland residents.
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Jan 03 2012 00:09 GMT potterjo
Lovely commemorative sculpture! Beautiful sky too!
Jan 03 2012 03:10 GMT MJGhajar PRO
beautiful sky, great shot!
Jan 03 2012 05:22 GMT hallo
A sculpture that tells a story!
Jan 03 2012 12:00 GMT PhotoPro PRO
With Gail having grown up in Piedmont, we watched all the coverage. We were watching the SF-Oakland World Series when it occurred
The previous summer we had been there visiting here folks.
Jan 03 2012 14:54 GMT wijnie58
Lovely sculpture Fleur...:-))
Jan 03 2012 19:43 GMT LizSA
ingteresting design..... Happy New Year to you.... ...!!!

I love the houses in teh background... great picture.
Jan 04 2012 15:17 GMT charlie26
Nice sculpture and entry.
Jan 04 2012 17:41 GMT alden PRO
That sculpture is so simple, but it says so much.

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