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CHELAN BEAR ~ seen out front of Swim World in winter

The "CHELAN BEAR" statue in front of Swim World in downtown Chelan, Washington, USA had a scarf on today to keep him (or her) warmer during this early morning snowfall (February 2017). 

"Chelan Bear" was sculpted by famed Pateros artist Richard Sternoff Beyer (1925–2012) and donated by the Lake Chelan Arts Council as part of the Lake Chelan Outdoor Gallery in 1995.  Richard is perhaps most remembered for his bus stop sculpture in the Fremont area of Seattle, "Waiting for the Interurban".

By the way, Swim World sells far more than difficult-to-find, out-of-season swimsuits in winter and Spa or Pool supplies.  This popular gift store also handles seasonal clothing, barbeque equipment, patio furniture, kid's toys, saunas, hot tubs, "Lake" theme signs and other fun home/cabin decorative signage, wine supplies, garden items, etcetera, etcetera.

This virtual-tour photographer enjoys stopping in regularly to find unique "happy unbirthday" gifts for grandkids.

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Copyright: Timothy Oldfield ~ Washington State 360
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 10/02/2017
Uploaded: 15/02/2017
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: bear; statue; snow; winter; february; sculpture; art
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.

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