When we planned the Urban Sketchers Tacoma sketch outing for today at the Pt. Defiance Marina, it was at the height of the long, hot, dry, summer. We forgot that it would one day rain again. The venue had no rain cover and, of course, it was pouring rain at the time the sketch outing was to start.
Only four intrepid sketchers came. We agreed to disperse to our shelter of choice. Roy and Dennis went to the Boat House, where we’d sketched last month. Frances and I preferred warmer shelter and went to the Antique Sandwich shop.
The statue, Colombo, was carved for the 1893 Columbia Exhibition in Chicago using Italian Carrara marble, which is the same used by Michelangelo. The owner of the sandwich shop bought it at auction. I searched but couldn’t find any information about the statue under that name.
(World’s Columbian Exposition [the official shortened name for the World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition] also known as the Chicago World’s Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition)