Hey, Look At This Guy!

Wooden Olmsted

Gigantic wooden sculptures have been popping up all over Buffalo, and today I stopped to read the little plaques. This statue of Frederick Law Olmsted was carved out of a tree killed in our October storm. Isn’t that nice? Consider the cockles of my heart officially warmed.

Olmsted Plaque 1

Olmsted Plaque 2

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9 Responses to “Hey, Look At This Guy!”


  1. 1 Ashley July 20, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    dude, Buffalo gets a bad rap, and yet, it has some seriously cool things going on and some rocking pride. I can see hoe little ol’buffalo is quite quaint in its own way.
    loving the Buff!

  2. 2 Sam July 21, 2007 at 12:03 am

    I’m pretty sure that guy used to play in our first violin section. Retired two… no, maybe three years ago. The hunched shoulders and gnarled bow hand give him right away.

  3. 3 Heather B. July 21, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Those are freakin’ sweet! What a great idea! See, Buffalo? This is why you’re awesome!

  4. 4 Meg July 21, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    This is so neat! It’s nice to see something good being done with the trees that were killed in the storm. :)

  5. 5 Dan July 21, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmmm………looks like somebody I work with in the BPO. Any ideas??

  6. 6 miriam July 22, 2007 at 1:07 am

    Kurt Mazur has lost some weight, and dude, he’s going to pissed at whoever leaned their bike on his leg.

  7. 7 Kim August 5, 2007 at 11:40 am

    I saw Carvings for a Cause featured on channel 2’s 6a.m. news a few months ago, and thought it was an intrepid response to combine past and future this way. It’s interesting that most of the trees they used were about 100 years old, since the last time Western New York suffered a massive snow-caused tree destruction was October 11-12, 1906 (the 2006 event occurred on October 12-13; we got about the same amount of snowfall as they did in 1906, the weather circumstances being nearly identical both times).


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