Friday, March 14, 2014

The fishbone on Market Square

You often see chicken bones lying around in public.  More than likely left overs from a KFC meal dropped while eating on the go.  But what if you suddenly encounter a fish bone?  One bigger than yourself?  Well, then you either stumbled on what is left of a whale that washed up somewhere or you are standing on Market Square in Port Elizabeth.  The Fishbone art piece by Imbono FJA Architects is an architectural element intended to visually anchor the old Jetty Street to Market Square (now called Vuyisile Mini Square).  It encourages pedestrians to trace a historical route between the city and the harbor.

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't like that fish bone stuck in my gullet! What an amazing piece of art. We definitely need to stop for a decent time in PE and check out all these interesting places you post about. Have a great weekend. Greetings, Jo