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There is alot of art around Ames and also through Downtown and along Main Street. This is a bronze statue of Icarus, the boy of Greek legend who put made wings by putting feathers on a wood frame and then flew too close to the sun. A very short version of the fable is here if you want to read it:

www.mythweb.com/encyc/entries/icarus.html

BUT..there is more to This Icarus...

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warbler

Sure Floyd, my pleasure. It is an interesting story.

Gladstone

The city must have thought a lot of Icarus to have a sculpture made of him. Thanks Dave for sharing this info and pic.

warbler

Thaks Beekay

Yes, Thats where I remember it from, too, Laura!

Having a University for a long time probably makes an influence,roseheather for one thing.

The bottom half, Cathy! Your welcome and thanks for your fun comments always.

A famous Greek tale about greed, desire, and being Greek of course, losing control of the logical mind, Sandy Thanks for the comment!

chickiemama

Oh, that's cool. Never heard about Icarus.

mountain

Interesting story Dave

cevas

Great statue!! Thank you for the picture Dave. And the link to the story. More!?!

roseheather

Lovely interpretation of this mythical figure. Obviously a learned community also, to incorporate a statue from Greek legend.

laurajane

Oh my...I had forgotten that from my school days and it all came back to me!

Beekay

Very nice statue...sad tale though.

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