I find it very interesting to see what type of sculptures can be found around towns and cities. The giant wheat sheaves above are along the highway near the town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Since wheat is a very important crop here on the prairies, it seems appropriate that it would be well represented here.
This, and others like it, are situated around Candy Cane Park. To me, they look like something from the world of Dr. Seuss.
Here’s one that resides in the local Arts Centre. My husband and I had tickets for the Regina Symphony tribute to Pink Floyd in May, but it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 ban on large gatherings. I think the Arts Centre is a fitting place for this modern sculpture.
This sculpture commemorates the 1912 tornado that ripped through Regina. You can read about it here. It remains the deadliest tornado in Canadian history, and along with the riots of the dirty thirties, was a traumatic event in Regina’s history. The Wikipedia link also relates the story of Boris Karloff’s connection to the tornado. He was left stranded and broke in the city, when the theatre troupe he traveled with disbanded.
And finally, cemeteries contain many beautiful sculptures, but unfortunately, some have not stood the test of time. I’ve posted photos of many impressive memorials at our city’s oldest cemetery, but haven’t previously posted these.