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The Whale Project, Juneau

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Juneau Arts & Humanities joins with a local group to place a life-scale bronze sculpture of a breaching humpbacked whale on the waterfront in Juneau. Created by RT “Skip” Wallen, the sculpture will rise out of a reflecting pool with jets creating churning bubbles at the surface, sheets of water cascading off the fins and body, and mist near the blow-hole, all lending to the dramatic, majestic playfulness of the sculpture.
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  • If you wait until the fountains at the bottom of this sculpture go off and then take a photo or selfie, it looks like you are in front of a real whale breaching the water! This is a beautiful... 
    If you wait until the fountains at the bottom of this sculpture go off and then take a photo or selfie, it looks like you are in front of a real whale breaching the water! This is a beautiful...  more »
  • You will see this whale on your city tour or if you stay at the Hotel Juneau, take your time because every 5 min or so it becomes a huge fountain. It is very life like and has a very picturesque walk....  more
    You will see this whale on your city tour or if you stay at the Hotel Juneau, take your time because every 5 min or so it becomes a huge fountain. It is very life like and has a very picturesque walk....  more »
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  • Newer tribute to Alaska's abundant wildlife legacy. Alaska's residents are proud and very protective of the wildlife. The tour guides regale us with brown bear, grizzly bear, salmon, wolf, seal, and Bald Eagle stories. All which have reported sightings in town. (At least no venomous snake reports) I have not seen whales or bears, etc, but many people talk of whale and bear stories. I have seen abundant Bald Eagles along these waters as this is their fishing grounds. They soar for awhile and then swoop down and pluck their dinner from just below the waters surface. The locals are very proud of the stupendous landscape the they get to enjoy daily. Bright sunny day in June on the day I was in Juneau.
  • A great addition to the downtown Juneau experience. Also includes well kept public restrooms and designated parking spots for The Whale Project. It’s great to see things like this being created and supported in my hometown.

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