Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Fish Out of Water
You will have to take my word for it but this is a fabulous fountain when it is working - 3,000 to 4,000 gallons per minute of water come tumbling over the granite steps giving the impression that the 60 stainless steel salmon are leaping up over rapids, through the granite wall, and out to a smaller stream in the back. Titled "Salmon Run" and by Toronto artist Susan Schelle, since its installation in 1991 outside our baseball stadium it has only worked for short time periods. A big fix was supposedly done and it was re-commissioned in 2005 but as you can see it didn't fix the problems. I remain hopeful but not optimistic that a solution will be found!