February 4, 2010

The Father of the Glaciers


I want the thousand words on this one.

Glacier Bay, Alaska
1902, photographer Clarence Leroy Andrews
from University of Oregon Libraries

15 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Uh. Is that little dude an alien? Check it out.

Steph(anie) said...

What. the. fuck.

downtown guy said...

Also, guy on the left: wearing a fez?

Sarcastic Bastard said...

The sheer AWESOMENESS of this cannot be adequately summed up in words.

You are also awesome, and I love you. Have a good weekend.

SB

downtown guy said...

It looks faked, doesn't it?

May said...

This is my new favorite. By far. Wow.

downtown guy said...

How do you think they built that sucker?

May said...

Okay, I just have to comment on this some more. Who are these people? What is The Father of the Glaciers made of? How did they get his face so perfectly awesome? Is that one guy smoking a pipe? How cool is that?! The kid! The kid! What other adventures did they take him on? Oh boy oh boy!

downtown guy said...

How did they get his arms to stand out like that?

Steph(anie) said...

The left arm (his left, my right) makes me think he is sculpted in relief, with the arm built on/out of the ice behind him. But the depth perception doesn't seem right for that to be the case. Maybe there are steel rods in his arms. You would think they would just break off from the weight.

Steph(anie) said...

U of O! I was born in Eugene! :)

downtown guy said...

From the shadows, I think it must be free standing.

I went to Oregon once. Cold but interesting.

Magnum said...

sticks in the arms to attach the ice blocks.

The little tiny feller in the middle is freaking me out.

downtown guy said...

Yeah, but do you think they hauled 12 foot poles up onto the glacier in order to do that?

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