Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Mysteries of Flint

I've attempted to stump readers several times with mystery photos and Flint trivia, only to be humiliated when 13 people provide the answer in less than a minute. But I think I'm onto something with this button. Prepare to be humbled by your lack of knowledge about dear old Flint. Who can tell me what the image on the button represents? And, no, it's not a Masonic symbol or a trophy distributed at the CANUSA Games.

Members of the Tambellini family are kindly asked not to participate.

Now that the mystery has been solved, here's a photo of the sculpture at Riverbank Park before the elements ended its stormy and, apparently, unloved tenure as Flint's most prominent example of public art.


  1. Is it the failed sculpture at Flint River Park?

  2. It's the ill-fated sculpture from River Bank Park.
    I think?!

  3. Wow! that is what it was supposed to look like before the wind tore it up? craigkite

  4. I remember that sculpture while attending the grand opening of Riverbank Park, and later, a couple of concerts...didn't find the sculpture very compelling and never missed it after it blew over in a strong wind.


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