Photography 101: Landmark


When I read the Photography 101 assignment for today I knew exactly what landmark I would use.  This statue is called the Fremont Troll and is located in Seattle under the Aurora Avenue bridge.

Wikipedia states that prior to the troll moving in, the area was a dumping ground for trash and a haven for drug dealers.  The statue was made in 1990 by four local artists: Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter, and Ross Whitehead.  The street it is on was renamed Troll Avenue in 2005.

The troll is 18 feet high and weighs 13,000 pounds.  You can get a sense of its size not only by seeing it in relation to the people in the photos, but also by knowing that the troll is clutching a real Volkswagen Beetle!

I really appreciated my time with the troll today.  I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.


17 thoughts on “Photography 101: Landmark

      1. I think I can use methods from concrete boat building to create sculptures. One more idea on my list. Thanks for showing me this almost hidden landmark. Nice that no graffiti has marred it yet.


      2. Yes it is very nice that it has not been damaged. Hard to imagine it has been in existence for twenty four years. I didn’t know about it until five or six years ago..

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