Tuesday, May 10, 2005

DIA Luggage Gargoyles:

Sculpture seems to be catching my eye lately.

Passing through Denver International today, I noticed that there are two gargoyles quietly watching over the luggage carousels.

Terry Allen's Notre Denver Posted by Picasa

They are part of the public art program, and are there to ensure safe delivery of luggage. I'm not sure whether they appeared before or after DIA's troubles with their automated luggage delivery system.

Here's another scrap about them.

On the apron outside was this enormous gargoyle, an Antonov-124, lurking just out of good photo range:

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This is one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' heavy lifters - railroad cars, chemical reactors, you name it, they can probably carry it.

Antonov does have an even bigger design - the behemoth An-225 "Mriya" which carried ballots to Iraq, and water purifiers to Banda Aceh, but I have never been lucky enough to see it. It completely dwarfs the An-124!


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