The waterfront was behind me and I was now in the last leg of my walk. Just a few sculptures to find in the downtown section and I would be back at the hotel. Good thing too. I had received a message that the group would be going on a wine tour in about an hour. Checking my watch I saw that if I timed things right I would get back in plenty of time to spare. I headed along Bernard street since there were a couple there, and I would circle back towards Water street along a path to catch a few more.
First up after I passed "Sails" was whimsical piece in design and name. "Dancing Pedestrians" was between the sidewalk and street and the sculpture lived up to the name. Of course I don't think I have seen that many dancing pedestrians. Then again I live in a large city and the most we do is bob and weave around each other.
Across the street in front of a coffee shop was a piece called "Tree Scape". Stone pillar that tried to evoke a sense of a tree trunk. Rather smooth with a notch taken out of a side.
Luckily that the Kelowna downtown area is small. The next piece on my agenda was "Working Man". I like bronze pieces. They tend to hold up better over time then most other type of sculptures I have seen. This was one of a typical labourer sitting down waiting. Helmet on his knee and work box within easy reach when he was ready to get up.
Just down the street is another piece. I don't know what it's called, but the best guess I can tell from the map I was able to find is "Aborvitae". I could be wrong, and if anyone out there knows for sure, please let me know. It looks like a tree down in bronze cylinders. It's older then some of the sculptures I saw and the weathering on it was really interesting and added to the look.
A short walk across the street and three more pieces to go. By the bus stop hub for the city was a steel piece called "Running Man". Three silhouettes of a typical looking business man interlocked. As a typical business men he appeared in a hurry.
Across the street was what could be called the town clock. It is titled the W.A.C. Bennett Memorial Courtyard & Clock Tower. Pretty straight forward I think.
And the final piece I saw that trip was called "Circle of Friendship".
A very small piece overall. But very appropriate for the location. Just to the east of it, and I mean just east, was the entrance to a Zen Garden. I was running out of time, and it looked like something was going on. You can see two girls up to something in the left of my picture. From what I gathered from over hearing the group talk, it was some kinda of Anime fan get together. Zen, Anime, seems like a good mix I guess.
So that was my trek through Kelowna. Like I said, I go anywhere and I can find public art. I will return another time to show pictures of the winery we visited. Now that was an interesting experience. Best part about long walks? When you are done and can relax.