Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's A Thought

Remember all of these statues that area artists were duped into donating to the island? Thinking they were making a donation to the public but they were actually put behind a wall so that you had to pay to see them up close.

I read recently in Por Esto* that the current Mayor has proposed that they all be thrown into the sea. She thinks they would make a great false reef and another spot to take tourists snorkeling/diving.

It's not that bad of an idea, in my opinion.

* A follow-up article talked about how she wants to reclaim the land at South Point from the current renters and rebuild it. She better hurry. The whole thing is collapsing out there.


Life's a Beach! said...

Getting rid of those sculptures and the renters who charge admission sounds like a wonderful idea to me! Kind of weird, but in all my trips, I've never paid the money and gone down there.

Jamqueen said...

Tossing them into the ocean sounds like a great idea to me!

K.W. Michigan said...

What in the world would she build there? I never thought it was worth paying to see (sorry dear artists).

Islaholic Trixie said...

Another under water dive site!! Hope those bright statues don't scare the fish away!!

Sue said...

It sure wouldn't break my heart if they took out those statues - they look ridiculous there. I'm not sure about polluting the sea by dumping them there though, but if that's what it takes to get them out of sight, I applaud it.

Islagringo said...

LAB: I haven't either. I went way out to the point back in 92 before it became commercial and the light house was a real one. You had to wake up the keeper to unlock the door so you could go to the top. Ah, the good ole days!

jamqueen: or at least contacting the artists to see if they want them back.

kw: newspaper says she wants to put in a park and amphitheater! Good Grief.

Trixie: I'm all for taking the tourists dollars!

Sue: putting them there in the first place was stupid. They just don't fit with the environment. I'm not sure they would pollute the ocean though.

jane hudalla said...

South Point was really beautiful when it was natural and adorned only by the beauty of the panoramic sea view and a very large white bird (a real bird, not a statue). I used to walk out there and just sit and relax with the spirit of nature in its pure state. My vote is for removing the statues and trinket sellers and restoring it to the way it was years ago.

Jackie said...

Yes, get rid of the ugliness at Punta Sur!